Epinephrine: FSA Eligibility
What is epinephrine?
Epinephrine, or adrenaline, is a hormone found in the adrenal glands that is used to most commonly treat anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction (MedlinePlus).
How does epinephrine work to treat anaphylaxis?
Epinephrine, when used to treat anaphylaxis, is typically found in a one-dose administration shot, called an Epipen. Once a person begins to notice they are having an allergic reaction, they should administer the dosage of the Epipen into the middle outer-side of the thigh.
Once injected, the epinephrine works to reverse the life-threatening symptoms of an allergic reaction by reducing swelling, relaxing the muscles in the airways and tightening the blood vessels (Everyday Health).
A prescription from a medical professional is needed to make epinephrine eligible for reimbursement.