Please note: for information on the TwinJect - please go to http://www.twinject.com/ .
What is an EpiPen®
There are two types of EpiPen®'s:
EpiPen® for those who weigh over 66 lbs.
(**these figures vary, some sources state that the EpiPen® Jr is good up to 33lbs, my information was received directly from the manufacturer EpiPen dosing)
The reasons to carry more than one are:
How to Use Your EpiPen®:
1. Pull off gray safety cap to activate
2. Hold EpiPen® in the middle – do not touch either end with
3. Place the black tip firmly against the outer middle part of the thigh only and push in until you feel it click – remember: you can use EpiPen® over clothing in an emergency
4. Hold in place for at least 10-15 seconds then remove it
5. Call 911
6. Rub the site of the injection gently for at least 10 seconds.
It is important to note that every EpiPen® expires. Always be sure to replace your EpiPen® immediately upon it’s expiration. An excellent tip is to phone ahead to the pharmacy you purchase from and request an EpiPen® with the maximum time until expiration. A typical expiration range is between 12 and 16 months from time of purchase.
**Apparently most pharmacies receive their yearly EpiPen® shipment in March. I was recently informed that this is the case - however, every pharmacy is different - but if you want maximum expiration dates - it would appear March would be a good time - BE sure to request the newest EpiPen® or you may receive old stock.**
Be careful not to expose your EpiPen® to harsh conditions such as full sun, heat or extreme cold. The best temperature range to keep your EpiPen® in is between 15-30°C. See your package insert from your EpiPen® for full-explanation of how to store your EpiPen® and to learn proper usage. Note that if the liquid in the EpiPen® is discolored, it should be immediately replaced.
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