Twinject

Posted on: Tue, 10/17/2006 - 2:38am
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Hi everyone, I was at the allergy dr yesterday for monthly allergy shots for DS. We saw the dr b/c DS had a rash on his arm that I wanted to confirm was eczema.

Anyway, the doctor reviewed meds, how everything was going and asked me about EPI pen expiration. I looked and it was 8/07, but the two at school will expire on 12/06, so I'll need to refill in a couple of months.

He gave me a quick twin-ject demonstration and trainer. Told me to become familiar with it because that is what he will be prescribing from now on.

It is confusing and complicated in my opinion. I told him it looked confusing. He said, no it's virtually the same as epi pen. He likes the twin ject because of three things....the expiration dates are apparently longer, the fact that there are two doses and that there is a detailed instruction thing that rolls up inside the case and is attached to the pen.

I don't like that I will have to re train everyone, family friends etc on this new pen, plus I'll probably have to give up the two I have when the ones at school expire and carry the twin ject. UGH. I would prefer to carry my two epi pens and call it a day.

basically, you take it out of the hard case, remove a green cap that is the end with the needle, remove the red cap which would be like the grey cap on epi pen. then it says to press down on the thigh and it will auto inject. Then, it says to get ready for the second dose, you unscrew the end with the needle, the syringe comes out, you remove a yellow tab and push the end which is a syringe and stick the person with the needle. I have the trainer apart on my desk right now and there are two parts for the case, two caps, the grey part with a spring, a syringe.
Anyone else try it or see the trainer?

[This message has been edited by saknjmom (edited October 17, 2006).]

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