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Posted on: Sat, 01/24/2004 - 2:36am
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Joined: 05/11/2004 - 09:00

Please post when you pick up your epipen and let us know the date. Hope it's a good one!

Posted on: Sat, 01/24/2004 - 2:51am
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I asked at my pharmacy last night when I was there and they still haven't received their Epi-pen shipment and have actually been told the date is delayed. I'm wondering if it's because it's an independent pharmacy rather than a chain. Anyway, I told them where there were other Epi-pens in town in case they did need to get them for someone.
Strange. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img]
Anna Marie, also just re-reading your one post about how you needed a prescription at the one pharmacy. I wonder why (I know it was a *good* thing for you). I specifically asked my pharmacy when I called originally in this thread if I could buy one OTC and that was confirmed, that yes, you can.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 01/24/2004 - 3:44am
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Joined: 10/20/2003 - 09:00

I just had to have my sons epi replaced for Feb. So I thought I would call arond & see which Pharm. had the lastest Exp. date.
The answer I got was sorry but we are out of epi-Jr twins & they have been on back order for some time, not sure when we will get any, Sorry. This was happening everywhere I called.
So the last one I called I said well what if we need it!!! & she said while I guess I could sell you 2 singles. Whould that help.
Perhaps some of you are running in to this too.
Can you believe it.

Posted on: Sat, 01/24/2004 - 3:46am
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Joined: 10/20/2003 - 09:00

the Exp. date is mar '05 on all 4 I have

Posted on: Sat, 01/24/2004 - 8:01am
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Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

I am in California and am having no problem getting Epipens. I keep four at school and four at home, so it seems like every few months one is expiring. About the expiration date, somewhere I read that they have to give us at least six months. Usually when I pick it up, the expiration date is 12 to 15 months. About the Jrs, two Jrs equals one adult. If your child is big enough to need an adult one, you can use two Jrs instead. However, I am not sure if you would inject both in one leg or inject one in each leg. DD is now sort of in between on her weight, so if I had to use two Jrs I would do one in each leg to be safe.

Posted on: Sat, 01/24/2004 - 9:21am
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Joined: 08/14/2002 - 09:00

I tried to fill out a prescription for epipens on December 24,2003 and was told they were back ordered. The ones we had didn't expire until February 2004, bu the pharmacy didn't know that. Went to the pharmacy today to check on them, they had come in LAST week, no phone call [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
I was told they shouldn't have any more trouble getting epipens.

Posted on: Sat, 01/24/2004 - 10:16am
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kkeene, are you Canadian?
Codyman, excellent you got yours. I know what you mean about being upset with the pharmacy. Ember was prescribed eye drops way back when and the pharmacy LOST her prescription. They told me to call the specialist back and get him to fax a new one. I wasn't pleased, but anyway.
I'm wondering if my pharmacy doesn't have them because he's an independent pharmacy instead of a chain. We did have quite the discussion last night about how it really isn't a good idea or even perhaps the right thing to have one manufacturer/distributor for a product. He remembered the recall of a few years ago.
I have to go in March and April months to get two Epi-pens to replace expiring ones in May month. I can only get one a month on my drug plan.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 01/24/2004 - 11:26am
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Joined: 10/20/2003 - 09:00

yes I am Canadian
however I am at a border to the US.
My health ins is for either-with a copay
many of the Ontario & Mich. Pharm's have had trouble getting in epi's

Posted on: Sat, 01/24/2004 - 9:39pm
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Joined: 05/27/2002 - 09:00

Mainstream.......My sons school has so many epipens because there are (12)p.a. kids, and one child who has a nurse walk around with him all day because he is suppose to be the worst case in North America for allergies (according to the school secretary and a women from the anaphylaxis society). This boy is anaphylactic (smell) to Eggs, all Dairy, Pork, chocolate and oranges. But guess what he is able to eat?...You guessed it.. peanut butter! He was in my sons class one year. Thankfully he goes home for lunch 1/2 hour earlier every day and so does my son. The janitor washes the desks down and the floor everyday in the class, and with the nurse around this boy all the time, I really felt secure for that year.

Posted on: Sun, 01/25/2004 - 12:09am
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Joined: 07/12/2002 - 09:00

We picked ours up at Shoppers yesterday - May 05 is the expiry date.


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