Epi-pen Holder

Posted on: Mon, 03/01/1999 - 12:22am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

The following site has a belt style epi-pen holder: [url="http://www.golden.net/~zoniinc/products.htm"]http://www.golden.net/~zoniinc/products.htm[/url] (It looks interesting but it does not appear to have room for benadryl.)(see below before ordering)

I personally use a soft zipper sun glass holder which has a clip to hook to a belt loop or a purse strap. It fits both the epi-pen, medicine spoon, and benadryl. FAN has a similar product which also clips to a belt loop, purse strap, etc.

From [email]Chris@PeanutAllergy.Com[/email]
We have been in contact with them and have their product on our products page. They have children with peanut allergy and give a portion of the sale to help support PeanutAllergy.Com when the sale comes from a referal from here! We have a double Epi-Belt (which carries two Epi-Pens) on Erica (our 5 year old) and it is very conveinient both to make sure it goes with her (especially when she is in the care of others) and to clip around things such as my wife's pocketbook.
Here is a link to our Products page where you will be able to check it out [url="http://www.peanutallergy.com/products.htm"]www.peanutallergy.com/products.htm[/url]
Stay Safe,

[Note: This message has been edited by Chris]

Posted on: Mon, 03/01/1999 - 1:16am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks Mary for the information.
I went to the web site and clicked on "to order" to see what all came with it. It mentioned that custom sizes, add on Benadryl pouches and bottle holders are available upon request. It didn't mention if it costs extra.

Posted on: Tue, 03/16/1999 - 12:13am
Coco's picture
Joined: 03/14/1999 - 09:00

I love the new Epi-Belt. When I called to order I mentioned that our group had some concerns about only fitting one pen in the belt. (Most of us carry 2 on each child at all times since one only gives you 10-15 minutes for additional help to arrive...sometimes you need to re-inject if symptoms begin to re-appear and help has not arrived.) This had been brought to the company's attention earlier, and there is also a 2 pen design which my son wears. We are very pleased as the pouch that he used to wear seemed to collect bits of dust or dirt. Also we had pens in original tubing which often (he is 5) would get cracked making his needles no longer sterile. I believe the cost is approx. $70 in Canadian funds. Another concern of our group was that an ambulance attendant is not allowed to administer a second epi-pen that does not carry a prescription label on it. (In the belt you remove pens from original pkg.) One of our members came up with a clever way to overcome this problem. Ask pharmacy for an extra label (like the one on the plastic tubing). Fold the label almost in half and attach directly on epi-pen by very top and very bottom of label (which are now almost touching). This will enable people to read the directions on the pen. The ambulance attendants in our area (Southern Ontario, Canada) have only been allowed to administer epi-pens in the last couple of years. What happens in the U.S.? Do the ambulance attendants carry adrenaline?

Posted on: Sat, 06/19/1999 - 12:34pm
Carol's picture
Joined: 06/19/1999 - 09:00

A new epipen container on the market is Protectube. Feel free to contact me for information.

Posted on: Sun, 06/20/1999 - 3:02am
Lidia's picture
Joined: 04/25/1999 - 09:00

Carol, Please post the info about the new holder. Does it fit two pens as well as Benadryl?

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/1999 - 1:16pm
Carol's picture
Joined: 06/19/1999 - 09:00

Protectube is a container for the Epipen. Each Epipen requires one container. Protectube is designed to protect the epipen from damage and avoid accidental injection of the epipen if the grey cap should become dislodged. Protectube is waterproof, easy to open, clear, lightweight, UV protected, and made of very strong materials.
2 or more Protectubes will fit into most fanny packs.

Posted on: Sat, 06/26/1999 - 11:36pm
Shan's picture
Joined: 04/05/1999 - 09:00

YIKES! I have my dd's pens in her diaper bag without the box they came in. Emergency won't give it to her if the presciption label isn't on it?!? I just have them in the tubes. Please answer...YIKES! Thanks Shan Oh, I'm in Georgia...

Posted on: Sun, 06/27/1999 - 3:13am
EILEEN's picture
Joined: 04/06/1999 - 09:00

Carol, I tried to e-mail you for information about the protectube but your e-mail address was not recognized by my provider (msn) and the mesage came back. Please, could you post details about how we can get this product on the boards. It sounds very useful.

Posted on: Sun, 06/27/1999 - 10:37pm
Valerie's picture
Joined: 01/27/1999 - 09:00

When I checked with our local rescue I was also told that they could not administer Epi without the prescription label. I shudder to think that I didn't have the label with me for the 2 years before I knew this. Most rescue squads do not carry Epi.

Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2000 - 8:07am
Chris LaPlaca's picture
Joined: 12/22/1999 - 09:00

My school requires the prescription label to be on both Epis, so they are there with the boxes, but I didn't know about the emergency services! The extra label is a great idea, because the Pen in the Box just doesn't seem as accessible. Thanks!

Posted on: Fri, 03/17/2000 - 4:13am
momma2rac's picture
Joined: 03/03/2000 - 09:00

Protectube a new Epipen container is now available. Please visit my website at [url="http://www.Protectube.com"]www.Protectube.com[/url] for detailed information.
This was posted back in September. I'm going to check it out!


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