It is currently Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:43 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Self Injecting Epi-pens
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:43 pm 
Offline
ZS Member
ZS Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:06 pm
Posts: 69
Location: Los Angeles
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time
Where might I be able to procure them: adult and child?

Thanks

_________________
'oderint dum metuant'


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:18 pm 
Offline
* * * * *
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:41 pm
Posts: 3232
Location: Central Cascadia
Has thanked: 132 times
Been thanked: 268 times
Laevatein wrote:
Where might I be able to procure them: adult and child?

Thanks


As far as I know they are prescription. I just asked my doc for some he wrote me a script. I'm a beekeeper and have a moderate reaction to stings, want one around in case it gets worse.

_________________
JeeperCreeper wrote:
I like huge dicks, Halfapint, so you are OK in my book.... hahaha
Spazzy wrote:
Tell ya what... If Zombies attack and the world ends I'll hook tandem toddlers to a plow if it means I'll be able to eat...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:33 pm 
Offline
ZS Moderator
ZS Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:18 pm
Posts: 15643
Location: Greater New Orleans Area
Has thanked: 845 times
Been thanked: 473 times
They are available mail order albeit with a prescription.

https://www.canadadrugs.com/products/epipen

_________________
Duco Ergo Sum

Link to ZS Hall of Fame Forum
ImageImageImage


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:21 pm 
Offline
* * *

Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:58 am
Posts: 460
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 66 times
Look up your state and country drug classification

in Australia epi-pens are classified as schedule 4 drugs...no perscription is needed but chemists are unwilling to hand them over. also having a perscription for them really cuts the cost down

_________________
Vincent Tornado: 2013
Tropical Cyclone Ita: Category 5 landfall 2014
Tropical Cyclone Marcia: Category 5 landfall 2015
Tropical Cyclone Nathan: Category 3 landfall 2015
Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie: Category 4 landfall 2017


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:44 am 
Offline
*

Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:47 am
Posts: 29
Location: Cripple Creek, CO
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 4 times
If you don't have a hx of anaphylaxis your physician might be hesitant to write the script. Especially iff you indicate that you're going to carry it to use on other people. What I'd recommend would be to take a quality WFR course (such as the one I offer) that includes a "Wilderness Anaphylaxis Workshop", then take that and show your physician. Likey he'll be more accomodating with the script.

That being said; an epi-pen administers 0.3mg of epi, some of them allow for two doses (for 0.6mg of 1:1 epi total). Epi-pens are fairly costly with the trade being that they're very easy to use. In our class we discuss using the 1mg ampules of 1:1 epi for direct IM injection using a tuberculin syringe with a 22g needle. These ampules are dirt cheap, easy to carry and 1mg allows for multiple doses. When I do the Anaphylaxis workshop for guides we train and recommend doing it this way. One Altoids tin can carry two such syringes, multiple doses of diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and 2-3 ampules of epi. Practitioners (EMTb and higher) can usually get wilderness clearance for pepcid, a h2 histamine blocker.

Take the class, learn to use multi-dose epi (we practice on oranges with epi, saline on other students!) and have a good discussion with your physician or physician advisor.

stay safe!

_________________
Paramedic and Lead Medical Instructor @ Colorado Mountain Man Survival, LLC
Modern Survival - Bushcraft - Wilderness Medicine


7-Day Wilderness First Responder(WFR)
2-Day Wilderness First Aid(WFA)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group