Epinephrine Market Size - By Product Type (Auto-injectors, Pre-filled Syringes, and Ampoules & Vials), By Application (Anaphylaxis, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Disorders, and Others), By Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacy and Retail & Online Pharmacy) & By Region: Global Forecast 2023 – 2033

  • 2023-10-17
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  • Healthcare & Life Sciences

Market Overview

Epinephrine Market is projected to achieve a value of USD 2,103 Million in 2023, with a linear behavior in the market growth it is forecasted to achieve a value of USD 4,712 Million by 2033 with a CAGR of 9.20% during the forecast period 2023-2033.

Epinephrine is a widely common medication and hormone frequently used in diverse scenarios, including the urgent management of type 1 hypersensitivity responses, like anaphylaxis. The primary triggers of anaphylactic reactions often involve food, insect stings, medications, and allergy immunotherapy injections. Epinephrine can be administered through various routes, including intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous, and inhalation.

Positive reimbursement policies for auto-injectors, the proliferation of technologically advanced products entering the market, and the rising incidence of various medical conditions like anaphylaxis and cardiovascular diseases, particularly among children on a global scale, are key factors contributing to growth of the market. For instance, according to the analysis by Pubmed Central, it is estimated that 5% of the U.S. populace has suffered anaphylaxis

Epinephrine utilization is rapidly expanding across a range of medical contexts owing to its numerous benefits. These advantages encompass the capability to provide advanced cardiovascular life support to patients, enhance neurological outcomes, prompt absorption, cardiac stimulation, improved respiratory function, stabilization of blood pressure, reduction of facial swelling, and its role as the primary treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions. Moreover, adrenaline helps mitigate the body's response to allergens, slowing down the allergic reaction process.

COVID 19 pandemic was impacted negatively in the growth of Epinephrine market due to world wild lockdown condition. Disturb in supply chain, reduction in number of patient seeking treatment, closing of clinics, decrease in medicine production staggered the growth of market. For instance, the rate of prescriptions for the EpiPen- auto-injector in the United States saw a decline during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, Mylan, the manufacturer of the generic EpiPen, observed a notable decrease of 33.7% in the total number of prescriptions filled for this product.


Market Scope

Report Attributes


Market Size in 2022

USD 1,655 Million

Market Forecast in 2033

USD 4,712 Million

CAGR % 2023-2033


Base Year


Historic Data


Forecast Period


Report USP

Production, Consumption, company share, company heatmap, company production capacity, growth factors and more

Growth Drivers

Rising Cases of Anaphylaxi

Expanding Awareness and Education

Advancements in Auto-Injector Technology

Segments Covered

By Product Type, By Application, By Distribution Channel

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, APAC, South America and Middle East and Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Benelux; Nordic Countries; Russia; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Indonesia; Thailand; Mexico; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Egypt; South Africa; Nigeria

Key Companies

Viatris Inc., kaleo, Inc., Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC., USWM, LLC., BIOPROJET, ALK-Abelló A/S, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Bausch Health Companies Inc.


Market Dynamics

The forecasted period is expected to witness a substantial Compound Annual Growth Rate in the global epinephrine market. This growth is likely to be driven by several factors, including the expansion of the pharmaceutical industry, a growing population susceptible to various allergies, advancements in production techniques, and an increased prevalence of various chronic diseases. All of these elements are poised to contribute to the expansion of the market.

As more individuals develop allergies to sources such as dust, insect bites, venom, and food additives, the market is expected to experience further growth. Ongoing innovations and enhancements within the pharmaceutical sector are playing a significant role in shaping the epinephrine market. The medulla of the adrenal gland is responsible for releasing Epinephrine, which is commonly known as adrenaline.

As a fast-growing demand for auto-injectors injections in developed nations like the U.S. and European countries, companies are placing a strong emphasis on introducing new products into the market. Additionally, there is an improving trend in reimbursement policies for these auto-injectors, which is particularly significant given their high and often unaffordable costs for many patients.

The increasing need for effective treatment options for severe allergic reactions, notably anaphylaxis, is driving a rapid rise in the demand for these injections. Additionally, it's important to note that the high cost associated with auto-injectors is expected to act as a limiting factor for market growth throughout the forecast period. For instance, in mid-August 2016, the price of a two-pack of EpiPen manufactured by Mylan reached USD 600, representing an increase of more than 500% compared to previous years. This significant price hike led to a series of lawsuits against the company and had a notable impact on its market position.

Overall, with the help of existing and combination treatment therapy the Epinephrine Market is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years, driven by the introduction of new therapies and an increasing demand for effective treatments. Additionally, there is a need for advance and effective research and development to address the unmet needs of Epinephrine and to develop safe and effective therapies with lower side effects.

Market Product Type Analysis

By Product Type, the Epinephrine Market is Categories into Auto-injectors, Pre-filled Syringes, Ampoules & Vials. The Auto-injectors segment accounts for the largest share of around 69% in 2022.

The Auto-injectors segment dominates the market due to more acceptance than the other products. Moreover, auto-injectors are valuable for the emergency treatment of acute anaphylaxis, with the convenience of intramuscular administration. They are user-friendly, readily accessible, and easily portable, which drives demand for these products in the market.

The pre-filled syringes segment is anticipated to experience substantial growth throughout the forecast period. This growth is attributed to its rapid response capability for emergency allergic reactions and the rising demand from hospitals and clinics for the treatment of various illnesses.

Market Application Analysis

By Application, the Epinephrine Market is Categories into Anaphylaxis, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Disorders and Others. The Anaphylaxis segment accounts for the largest share of around 59% in 2022.

The Anaphylaxis segment dominates the market because the growing prevalence of anaphylaxis globally. The growth of this segment is being propelled by key players introducing technologically advanced products for the treatment of anaphylaxis.

The respiratory disorders segment is expected to exhibit a noteworthy Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in the forecast period. This growth is driven by factors such as increased awareness about available treatment options for respiratory disorders and a rising rate of diagnosis and treatment for respiratory conditions.

Market Distribution Channel Analysis

By Distribution Channel, the Epinephrine Market is Categories into Hospital Pharmacy, Retail & Online Pharmacy. The Retail & Online Pharmacy segment accounts for the largest share of around 61% in 2022.

The retail and online pharmacy segment has established dominance in the market, holding a significant share of the epinephrine market. This growth can be attributed to factors such as the increasing number of retail and online pharmacies, the ready availability of auto-injectors, and the easy accessibility of these products through online platforms offered by the companies.

The growth of the hospital pharmacy segment is driven by the rising number of emergency hospital visits prompted by severe allergic reactions, cardiac arrests, and respiratory conditions, necessitating immediate treatment.

Market Regional Analysis

North America dominate the Epinephrine Market with the highest revenue generating market with share of more than 51%. The North America dominate this market due to the rising prevalence of Anaphylaxis, easy availability of medications, new products launch. Additionally, strong presence of market player, well developed infra structure, higher number of research favor growth of region.

Europe having the second-largest market share in Epinephrine Market due to the rising demand for targeted medication, focus on research and development found in Europe. Moreover, favorable government policies in the region significantly contribute to expand the market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated the fastest growing CAGR in Epinephrine Market in forecasted period. This is due to increasing in healthcare expenditure and the rise in research and development activities in the pharmaceutical sector.

Competitive Analysis

The Epinephrine Market is dominated by a few large companies, such as Viatris Inc., kaleo, Inc., Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC., USWM, LLC., BIOPROJET, ALK-Abelló A/S, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Bausch Health Companies Inc.

There are some of the recent developments of the Epinephrine Market:

November 2021, Marathon Asset Management acquired kaleo, Inc. with the aim of expediting the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of kaleo's medical products.

November 2020, Mylan N.V. and Upjohn, Pfizer Inc.'s division, joined forces to establish a global pharmaceutical company known as Viatris Inc. This partnership was formed with the goal of developing products in therapeutic areas encompassing central nervous system and anesthesia, infectious diseases, and cardiovascular diseases, catering to a worldwide market.

In August 2018, the FDA granted approval for the first generic versions of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr, which are used to treat allergic reactions in both adults and children weighing more than 33 pounds. This development was made possible by Teva Pharmaceuticals.

By Product Type

·         Auto-injectors

·         Pre-filled Syringes

·         Ampoules & Vials

By Application Type

·         Anaphylaxis

·         Cardiac Arrest

·         Respiratory Disorders

·         Others

By Distribution Channel

·         Hospital Pharmacy

·         Retail & Online Pharmacy

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the market size of Epinephrine Market in 2022?

Epinephrine Market was valued at USD 1,655 million in 2022 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9.20%.

Which are the top companies operating within the market?

Viatris Inc., kaleo, Inc., Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC., USWM, LLC., BIOPROJET, ALK-Abelló A/S, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Bausch Health Companies Inc.

Which region dominates the Epinephrine Market?

North America dominates the market with an active share of 51%, while North America is estimated to grow at a higher CAGR of 3.2%.


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