Friday, February 21, 2014

This goes out to all my food allergy mamas- EpiPen Savings!

If you are a food allergy mom like me (milk, wheat, eggs, peanuts and all tree nuts for our girlie), you are familiar with the EpiPen Jr. We currently have a two-pack in my purse, one in a cupboard at home and one at school.  When you're purchasing these in what feels like bulk, it's not cheap.  We are very fortunate that our co-pay for them is just $40 each, but that still adds up to $120 per year (or more if we forget them in the hot car and have to replace them a month after getting them. Ugh.).  And I know some families have multiple children with allergies or their insurance doesn't cover them or their co-pays are much higher and they can easily be shelling out hundreds for their epi, which of course we all hope we never have to use anyway!

I am still excited about the pattern I made up to make this EpiPen carrier, so sharing the photo again. LOL!

Last year I found that Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen Jr. and EpiPen, had a zero copay savings card you could request, take it to the pharmacy and use it on UNLIMITED refills until December 31, 2013.  Awesome!  I snagged one and got my refills free last year.  I found out that they are doing the same thing again this year, so I'm sharing the link and the savings! All you have to do is go to the EpiPen website, answer a few questions, then you can immediately print your savings card to take to the pharmacy and it is good through December 31, 2014.  Go to the EpiPen/EpiPen Jr. website here to get started!
Are you an Auvi-Q user?  The Auvi-Q was just approved by the FDA last year and is a talking self-injector that talks you through the steps of injecting. They are about the size of a credit card and also come in a two-pack. I think they are great for people who may be injecting someone else and aren't familiar with what to do with an injector. Also, in an anaphylaxis situation, you may be panicked and not able to think clearly, therefore the talking injector would come in handy.  Just a personal preference as to which you want between this and the EpiPen- we have both but keep this one solely at home and send the EpiPens to school and other events.  They also have a zero co-pay deal good through December 31, 2014.  Head here to the Auvi-Q page to get started!


Jake Block said...

Fortunately, I do not have any severe allergies other than a very mild allergy to high levels of dust. I have a cousin on the other hand who is allergic to everything under the sun, with the main 2 culprits being peanuts and fish. This may be a good investment for him! I will have to pass the info along, thank you!

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