EpiPen Practice Kit?

Posted on: Mon, 12/30/2002 - 5:42am
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Hi, I'm new here. I did a search, but couldn't find any info. Does anyone know where I can get an EpiPen demo practice kit? I got 2 EpiPens w/ his original Rx but it did not come w/ a training device.

My 18 mo ds is PA & I want it to show his daycare workers how to give the shot. Also, he weighs 25 lbs & has the EpiPen Jr. Is there any neg effects on using it on someone less than 40 lbs? I know the max weight for the Jr is 40 lbs, but is there a minimum?

Thanks!

Fran

Posted on: Mon, 12/30/2002 - 7:08am
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I got my practice epi-pen years ago from Allerex Laboratory Ltd. 580 Terry Fox Drive, Suite 408, Kanata (I think that's what the worn label says), Ontario, K2L 4B9. Tel. #613-592-8200 or fax 613-592-6347. From what I remember it was $10.00, I don't know if that included shipping or tax (probably not). I can't remember where I got the info for them, I think I called my local Public Health Nurse.
As for the 20 pounds for the epi jr, I read on this BB that the jr was for that weight, if you are concerned you should call you allergist, if they are difficult to get a hold of call any pharmacist, they are the experts on drugs.
Good Luck
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Cynde

Posted on: Mon, 12/30/2002 - 7:16am
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If you call the epi-pen manufacturer (Dey Labs at 1-800-869-9005) they'll send you epi-pen trainers at no cost, along with brochurers, training videos (no cost if you live in the USA or Canada - they even pay for the shipping!) They even go so far as asking how many of them you want (I've ordered 7-10 at a time and end up give them away like candy)
Anyways, the Dey manufacturers have a great new website that includes an instructional demo on how to use the epi-pen. The link is:
[url="http://www.allergic-reactions.com/"]http://www.allergic-reactions.com/[/url]
[This message has been edited by Syd's Mom (edited February 11, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 12/30/2002 - 8:38am
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I used the Epipen Jr on my dd when she was 2 years 7 months. I don`t recall her exact weight, but she is slim (almost 8 now and only 45 pounds), so I think she was between 26 and 28 pounds when I used it. She didn`t have any problems from it, and boy did it work! I don`t think 25 pounds would be a problem.

Posted on: Mon, 12/30/2002 - 11:04pm
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THANKS so much for the great info! This board is a great source of information & I'm really glad to have found it!
-Fran

Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 1:08am
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Hi Fran and welcome!
We got a free trainer from my son's allergist. So as another option, you may want to call your child's allergist and inquire if they have any trainers available.
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Stay Safe!
Connie

Posted on: Tue, 12/31/2002 - 2:41am
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I have 3 or 4 of the trainers if anyone wants one I'd be glad to send it to them. We always get the double pack of epi pen jrs. and they come with a trainer. (With 2 pa children they start adding up [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] )
Valerie

Posted on: Thu, 01/02/2003 - 1:10pm
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Hi Fran,
I got my trainer with my double pack rx, but I asked my pharmacist specifically for the two pack w/trainer included, and she had to order it for me. So you may have to ask for that exactly.
HTH,
Lana

Posted on: Thu, 01/09/2003 - 4:40am
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I contacted Dey pharm. & they are sending me an epi trainer.

Posted on: Sun, 01/12/2003 - 11:35am
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Here's another way to get an epipen trainer in the US, that has worked for us.
When you renew your prescription, tell the pharmacist that you want:
EpiPen Jr 2-Pak
NDC # 49502-501-02
or the
EpiPen 2-Pak
NDC# 49502-500-02
These packs include two auto-injectors and one trainer device. The NDC# is the number that pharmacists use when they order a drug.
Hope this helps.

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 1:58am
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We have an Epi trainer, which is a nice tool, but we've found it helpful to practice with the real thing: save the expired pens (separate from the "good" ones), then have a new teacher or babysitter try both the trainer (on the leg, to check for proper placement) and then inject one of the expired pens into a citrus fruit like orange or grapefruit. The spring mechanism when the actual pen injects feels a lot different and requires different pressure than the trainer.

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