Even EpiPen Alternatives Are Getting More Expensive

Elizabeth Davis
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If you’ve been following the news on EpiPen, you already know that brand name EpiPen has seen massive price increases (over 400%) since 2007.

Manufacturer Mylan will be offering a less expensive generic alternative to EpiPen in 2017. They currently have a manufacturer discount of up to $300 off the cash price of EpiPen as well. However, if you’re paying out of pocket, either could still leave you owing $300 each time you fill.

What are your other options?

The good news: Adrenaclick, another epinephrine auto-injector, is less expensive, and already has a generic alternative.

The not so good news: The Adrenaclick generic was available for as low as $144 at Walmart and Sam’s Club, but that price has increased. You can now save the most by filling at Walgreens ($192) or Rite Aid ($205) instead—expensive, but still $100 less than EpiPen.

For more background on pricing and alternatives, see the previous GoodRx articles on EpiPen here and here.

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