Adrenaclick Generic Auto-Injector
CVS recently cut the price of their generic auto-injectors nearly in half. This marks huge progress for the millions of people who rely on auto-injectors as a lifeline, but it raises a number of questions for consumers. Spokin is here to tell you what you need to know.
What Is It: The product is an authorized generic version of the Adrenaclick epinephrine auto-injector. It has the same active ingredient as EpiPens and works the same way. The only differences? The generic version does not come with a training injector, the case and injector are thinner and lighter, and the needle does not retract like an EpiPen.
Where To Buy: Sold at all CVS Pharmacy locations. CVS is currently the largest pharmacy chain in the U.S. with 9,600 locations. Find the CVS pharmacy location nearest to you using their Store Locator.
Cost: $109.99 per two-pack single-dose auto-injector. This is the price for insured patients and for those paying in cash. Price will vary depending on your plan and copay.
How To Get It: You will need a prescription to purchase the generic auto-injector. Most auto-injector prescriptions can be used for the generic. If you have a prescription for Mylan’s EpiPen or another auto-injector, check with your doctor first. You can use an existing EpiPen prescription as long your prescriber has not written “do not substitute” on the script. Ask him or her in the future to prescribe an “epinephrine auto-injector” to ensure you get the lowest price possible.
Spokin Tip: Use this COUPON with a valid prescription for a potential $0 cost for commercially-insured patients and up to $300 off for cash-paying patients.
Making It Happen: The President of CVS Pharmacy, Helena Foulkes, initiated lower-cost partnerships in the wake of skyrocketing EpiPen prices. As the mother of four children, one of whom has food allergies, she is a game-changer in the food allergy world.
Watch our video to learn how to use the generic auto-injector in less than a minute.