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 Post subject: EpiPen Trainer?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:45 pm 
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I was wondering where I would find an Epi-Pen Trainer? I have a Twinject and I have personally used both doses before. It wasn't until my reaction that I realized the second dose is actually just a needle (versus the first which was more autoinjector).

I would like my boyfriend and a couple of family members to practice it as I am very concerned that if I was to ever pass out I would not be able to do it myself.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:16 pm 
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The company that makes Twinject mailed out free Twinject trainers when they first became available in Canada. Check out their website and see if you can still order one online www.twinject.ca .

I got my Epipen trainer through Anaphylaxis Canada'a website for about $10.00 http://www.anaphylaxis.org/content/livi ... alogue.asp .


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:39 pm 
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If those links don't work, type them into your brower without the periods on the end.

I also got one for free from twinject -- they call theirs a demonstrator. I ordered the epi-pen trainer from anaphylaxis canada, it cost around $10 plus shipping and handling. If you live in Toronto you can save the s&h charges if you want to pick it up yourself. (Can't remember where the office is, but it is in Toronto.)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:17 pm 
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I got mine for free at my local pharmacy (they are very nice there).


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:57 pm 
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Location: Gatineau, Quebec
You can now get EpiPen trainers for free from King Pharma.

Call 1-877-EPIPEN1 and ask them to send you one. Website is www.epipen.ca .

Or you could also call around to various pharmacies and see if they will give you one. Might get you one faster.

Twinject will also send you a free demonstrator - got to www.twinject.ca to order. (I found out they cost about $15 to produce... Yipes!)

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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 Post subject: Re: EpiPen Trainer?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:02 pm 
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little_black_dress wrote:
I have a Twinject and I have personally used both doses before.


Little black dress -

Can you tell me what it was like to use the Twinject? One of our group members had to use one on her child and she was concerned at the amount of pain her child experienced (with both doses) compared to with the EpiPen. (This child has had both now.) The child in question is about 9-10 years old, so is obviously able to verbalize about the experience.

Thanks for any details you can provide!

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:17 am 
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Thanks for the info about the free Epipen trainers Karen. Here's the direct link to order your training package: http://www.epipen.ca/EN/contact_us.aspx (select "request materials")


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:47 am 
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Great!!
I just ordered one!

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Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:30 pm 
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Got my free package today! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:35 pm 
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Got my free package yesterday! It has a poster and some good information :)
I plan on carrying it with me for those times you just happen to want to show someone how to use it.

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Husband: no allergies
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