Would you use these Epi Pens?

Posted on: Tue, 01/14/2003 - 9:57am
marina_twinmom's picture
Joined: 09/06/2001 - 09:00

We recently ordered several EpiPen Jrs from our mail-order prescription company. They arrived in the standard two-pack boxes, which had been placed in a manila envelope for mailing. Unfortunately, when they arrived, the boxes were crushed, and in one case, the protective tube around the EpiPen had been crushed in (enough to make the tube's lid pop off). As far as I can tell, the EpiPens themselves weren't damaged, but there's no way to know for sure unless we use them.

So ... would you use the EpiPens, or request new ones?

Posted on: Tue, 01/14/2003 - 10:21am
Dawn's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

I, myself, would definitely call the company and let them know what happened and ask them to send a new one in better packaging. Too big a risk to take for me. Who knows what causes them to malfunction. And when we need those Epi's, we NEED them!
Be safe,

Posted on: Tue, 01/14/2003 - 10:46am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

I'd get new ones. Call the company and see what they'll do for you.
Good luck

Posted on: Tue, 01/14/2003 - 11:55am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I have a mail in option, but have always feared temperatures(freezing or too hot) depending on the season. I fill them at a pharmacy for a higher co-pay. Have you ever had a problem with then freezing in the winter(mine could sit for some time in a mailbox). becca

Posted on: Tue, 01/14/2003 - 1:38pm
Dawn's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

Good point, becca! Hadn't thought of that!

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