With the cost of epinephrine auto-injectors skyrocketing, more and more outdoor & adventure organizations as well as EMS departments are switching to using manually-injected epinephrine via vials/ampules. Not only does this save hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars, but it is also just as effective as using an auto-injector such as an EpiPen.
This Epi-Kit includes everything needed to safely administer epinephrine via manual injection, except Epinephrine.*
*Epinephrine requires a prescription from a physician & can be purchased in 1ml vials at many pharmacies. (see below for details)
(1) - Band-Aid
(2) - Alcohol Swabs
(1) - Filter Needle (to draw up epinephrine from ampule)
(1) - Sterile 1mL Syringe
(1) - 22-Gauge, 1-1/2" Needle (for epinephrine administration)*
(2) - Diphenhydramine HCl (generic Benadryl)
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING EPINEPHRINE:
Epinephrine ampules require a prescription from a physician practicing in the United States or District of Columbia. Epi-Kits with epinephrine are ONLY sold to individuals who are at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license, and have a valid prescription. EPINEPHRINE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS KIT, HOWEVER CAN BE PURCHASED AT MOST CVS PHARMACIES.
* Epinephrine can only be injected into the outer thigh, and can be done so through clothing in an emergency.