EpiPen Cost With and Without Insurance in 2024

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan20 Apr 2024
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The average price of brand-name EpiPens is $690 at pharmacies. Still, the generic versions (commonly called epinephrine auto-injectors) cost about half. Epinephrine is an expensive drug used for the emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. It would be best if you kept your EpiPen with you.

Average Cost of EpiPens Without Insurance

You can purchase EpiPens and generic versions at your pharmacy, but you need a prescription from your doctor. They are not usually available over the counter, especially if you buy the brand name EpiPen.

Epinephrine auto-injectors usually come in a pack of 2, containing 0.3 mg of epinephrine. This dose is for patients who weigh 66 pounds or more (30 kilograms or more).

Cost of Epinephrine Auto-injectors by Pharmacy

PharmacyCost of Brand Name EpiPenCost of Generic Version
Stop n Shop$688$662
Rite Aid$733$530
Duane Reade$688$341
Price Chopper$688$750

Cost of Brand Name EpiPen Jr by Pharmacy

PharmacyCost of EpiPen JrCost of Generic Epipen Jr
Stop n Shop$699$670
Rite Aid$699$481
Duane Reade$699$347
Price Chopper$699$902

While 98% of Medicare prescription drug plans cover the cost of epinephrine auto-injectors, most Medicare prescription drug plans have quantity limits to restrict the amount of this drug you can fill at one time. Even if you have already met your deductible, it can cost up to $164 for a single epinephrine auto-injector.

How Much is EpiPen with Mira?

Branded EpiPen (epinephrine 0.3mg) costs $359 (50% discount) with Mira.  Generic versions of EpiPen costs between $77-$100 with Mira. Make sure you check the formula with your provider to get accurate pricing. Mira prescription discount program is available to all members, to get discounts:

  1. Log into your Mira dashboard
  2. Navigate to the Prescription Discount tile
  3. Type in the name and dosage of the drug

Cost of EpiPen With Private Insurance

The coverage policy for EpiPens with private insurance can vary widely depending on the specific insurance plan. Generally, EpiPens are considered prescription medications and may be covered under the prescription drug benefits of many private insurance plans. 

However, the extent of coverage, copay amounts, and whether a generic version is preferred can differ. Some insurance companies may require prior authorization or have specific criteria for coverage, such as a documented history of severe allergies. Additionally, high-deductible plans might result in higher out-of-pocket costs until the deductible is met.

  • Generic Drugs: The average copay for generic medications is usually quite affordable, often ranging from $5 to $20 per prescription, depending on the insurance plan's design.
  • Brand-Name Drugs: For brand-name drugs, copays can be significantly higher. They might range from $20 to $100 or more, especially for non-preferred or specialty medications. Some plans use a tiered copay system, where the copay increases with the tier of the medication (with brand-name drugs often being in higher tiers).
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Alexis Bryan

Alexis Bryan MPH, is a recent graduate of Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is passionate about increasing access to care to improve health outcomes. Outside of work, she loves to travel, read, and pay too much attention to her plants.

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