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EpiPen Coupon & Patient Assistance Programs

Authored by Monique Deluge, / Medically Reviewed by Dr. Conor Sheehy, PharmD, BCPS
Last Updated: February 8, 2024
Finding it difficult to cover the cost of your EpiPen prescription? If you have severe allergies, it is important to carry an epinephrine injection pen in the event of an emergency. However, overwhelmed by rising healthcare and prescription drug costs, many Americans are seeking a savings offer on this essential medication. Because we at The Rx Advocates understand this need for financial assistance, we work to provide it by connecting eligible patients to patient assistance programs. Although EpiPen discount cards, coupons, or savings cards can offer some relief, these short-term methods often do not cover a prescription refill. We are dedicated to helping you lessen your monthly out-of-pocket prescription costs via patient assistance programs, which deliver greater savings than an EpiPen savings card, making it easier for you to obtain the life-saving medication you need without breaking your budget.
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EpiPen Cost

(using The Rx Advocates)

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30-Day Supply
$70.00/month

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EpiPen Price

(estimated retail*)

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One Dose Pack
$630.47/month

* Source: GoodRx.com

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Save more on EpiPen with a patient assistance program

The Rx Advocates is a trusted prescription advocacy program that assists eligible patients in accessing their medications at more affordable prices. We collaborate with pharmaceutical companies across the US, ensuring that people can save money on their medications without depending on savings cards or discount cards that offer minimal savings.

If you’re approved for the EpiPen patient assistance program, you’ll pay a fixed fee of $70 per month for your prescription refill. If you need help with more than one medication, this monthly fee will vary as follows:

  • 1 Medication (EpiPen only) – $70 per month
  • 2 Medications (EpiPen + 1 other) – $80 per month
  • 3 Medications (EpiPen + 2 others) – $90 per month
  • 4+ Medications — $100 per month

When you get started with us, there is also a one-time service fee of $35. The Rx Advocates is not an EpiPen discount card, coupon, or savings card provider. We are a company whose mission is to grant those who need it most affordable access to prescription medications.

Does an EpiPen coupon have restrictions?

Most people are excited by coupon ads because they believe coupons offer good discounts. However, coupons rarely provide remarkable savings, particularly on expensive prescription medications. EpiPen coupons may seem like a quick and easy solution for reducing the cost of your medication, but as they come with many limitations, they are not a dependable solution. Here are some drawbacks you should consider:

  • EpiPen coupons may be valid for only a few purchases or may have a discount cap that limits the total auto injectors covered.
  • A coupon provides only short-term savings, while the EpiPen patient assistance program offers a comprehensive, long-term solution.
  • Due to a copay accumulator attached to your insurance plan, a coupon might not count toward your out-of-pocket maximum. This means you may still have to pay a significant portion of the cost out of pocket.
  • Coupons must be periodically renewed, which can be a time-consuming and confusing process.
  • EpiPen coupons have a limited scope of use. Some are valid only at specific pharmacy chains. This can be quite inconvenient if these locations are not near your home.
  • Some coupons have eligibility requirements. Depending on your insurance plan or income status, you may not qualify to use them.
  • Coupons become invalid beyond their expiration dates.

The out-of-pocket cost of EpiPen

As of January 2024, the average retail cost of EpiPen is $733.60.

This price is dependent on the following factors:

  • The location of the patient
  • The location of the pharmacy
  • The prescribed dose
  • Whether the patient’s health insurance plan includes prescription coverage

These factors can make it challenging for many people to afford this much needed drug. The Rx Advocates can help you access the EpiPen patient assistance program, getting you this medication at significantly lower out-of-pocket cost than you would pay with an EpiPen savings card or discount card.

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How much will it cost with The Rx Advocates?

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How much will it cost with The Rx Advocates?

If approved, by the EpiPen Patient Assistance Program, you’ll be charged a fixed monthly service fee. This fee varies depending on the number of medications you qualify for. For example:

1 Medication

$70 / Month

2 Medications

$80 / Month

3 Medications

$90 / Month

4 Medications

$100 / Month

1 Medication

$70 / Month

2 Medications

$80 / Month

3 Medications

$90 / Month

4 Medications

$100 / Month

NOTE: In addition to our monthly service fee, we charge a one-time enrollment fee of $35. Our service is month-to-month, so if you’re not happy with it, you may cancel at any time.

Am I eligible for the EpiPen patient assistance program?

Substantial savings are within reach for eligible patients. Those who have been receiving prescription benefits from patient assistance programs testify to their huge savings per prescription compared to EpiPen savings cards and coupons. Patient assistance programs have varying eligibility criteria. The following, however, are general guidelines:
  • For singles, you earn less than $40,000 annually
  • For couples, your combined annual income is less than $60,000
  • For larger families, your annual household income is less than $100,000
These criteria are designed to make patient assistance programs accessible to a wide range of people unable to cover the out-of-pocket cost of their prescription medications. We understand that medical expenses can be a great burden, and our mission is to make prescription medications affordable for every American home. Our team at The Rx Advocates can guide you in accessing the drug assistance programs you need.

EpiPen uses, alternatives and other FAQs

EpiPen, as well as its lower-dose version known as EpiPen Jr, is an auto injector used to administer epinephrine into the bloodstream of people experiencing life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), such as those caused by insect bites or stings, medications, food, exercise, or latex. Because anaphylaxis can cause death within minutes, it’s wise to have two EpiPen or EpiPen Jr auto injectors in case one does not work. Most auto injectors are designed to reduce the hesitation of self-administration via needle. They immediately administer the medication as soon as the release button is pressed.

Epinephrine injection is the authorized generic name of EpiPen. This drug works by relaxing the muscles in the airway to reduce wheezing and narrowing the blood vessels to prevent blood pressure from dropping too low. EpiPen is administered intramuscularly (injected into the muscle) in locations such as the outer thigh. The epinephrine injection may be repeated every 5 to15 minutes if there is little improvement.

Though often used with other emergency medical treatments, EpiPen is a primary rescue agent for anaphylactic allergic reactions that include breathing difficulty and hives. If you or someone you know needs to carry an EpiPen for possible allergic reactions, it is important to know how to use it correctly in an emergency situation.

In an emergency, do not delay EpiPen administration. However, it’s important to note that people with some health conditions, such as chest pain, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor), depression or other mental illness, or Parkinson’s disease, may be unable to take an epinephrine injection.

Since anaphylaxis can be fatal, those with a history of severe allergic reactions should be prepared to spot an allergic emergency to allow for prompt administration of EpiPen. Here are a few signs of anaphylaxis:

  • Sudden itching or raised skin rash
  • Swelling of the face, lips, eyes, throat, tongue, hands, or feet
  • Difficulty swallowing and/or breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Loss of control over bladder or bowel movements
  • Confusion
  • Severe anxiety
  • Feeling lightheaded or fainting
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness

Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency and requires immediate use of an epinephrine injection. Knowing when and how to use an EpiPen is therefore a matter of life or death. Even after using an EpiPen, an individual must go to an emergency department as soon as possible. Your healthcare provider can provide guidelines to help you recognize your specific anaphylaxis triggers, signs, and symptoms to prepare you to act appropriately during an allergic emergency. Most deaths from anaphylaxis are due to poor recognition of signs and the resultant delayed treatment.

You should consult with your healthcare provider before starting any treatment. Never start a medication without seeking guidance from a professional. If neither EpiPen nor EpiPen Jr is the best epinephrine injection for your condition, here are a few other medications you can consider:

When in doubt, seek further guidance from your healthcare professional to understand how to properly manage allergic emergencies. Here are a few tips to ensure you take your epinephrine injection safely.

  • After using an auto injector pen, go to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. 
  • Refrain from injecting this medicine into veins, buttocks, fingers, or feet. The easiest and best place to inject is the outer thigh.
  • Seek medical attention if you notice signs of infection at the injection site, such as redness, swelling, foul smell, or yellow discharge.
  • Epinephrine injection should be used with extreme caution in people with heart disease, as it may worsen angina pectoris or cause ventricular arrhythmias.
  • You should use your EpiPen only during an emergency, as using it too often or in ways not prescribed can lead to overdose. Epinephrine overdose can cause the following:
    • A quick rise in blood pressure that can lead to stroke, particularly in the elderly
    • Pulmonary edema, which may manifest as sudden breathlessness or chest pain
    • A sudden slowing of the heart rate followed by a sudden increase
    • Extreme pallor and coldness of the skin
    • Metabolic acidosis
    • Kidney failure

Get EpiPen discounts every month through The Rx Advocates

At The Rx Advocates, our mission is to help people receive their monthly prescription medications at affordable prices with no extra charges or hidden fees. We understand how challenging it can be for people to pay out of pocket for their medications without assistance. Though few people are aware of them, various patient assistance programs offer significant help.

These patient assistance programs can benefit people with or without health insurance, helping them save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on their prescription medications. The Rx Advocates’ goal is to make it easy for you to obtain your prescription medicines. Because we arrange for home delivery, you won’t even have to leave your home. Stressed about a timely prescription refill? We’ll handle those too! Once you contact us, we will review your information and check to see if you qualify for our services. Once we determine your eligibility, we will contact you to begin our services, delivering your medication at a low fixed monthly price.

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