Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-29-2016, 06:47 AM   #1
Rivet Master
carl2591's Avatar

2005 31' Classic
Garner, , North Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 659
Do you or someone you know use EPIPEN? read this.

So I got to wondering, with all the news on the Epipen, what was the shelve life of this product in the real world.

It appears the manf has put 12 months on the life of a pen. I remember reading an article where the army did a study on "expired" drugs several years ago as a way to help control cost at VA and other government places.

They determined the in some cases the drugs were still effective some 2 yr after the manf expired date.

I got the some interest in the epipen and again it all about the date. Canada did a study and published results in 2000 after testing pens that were over 4 yrs old determining the effective drug load was 70% of new.

at the start of the article link to here is a story about a college student that died do to a severe nut allergy and an expired epipen being told by the 911 dispatcher NOT to use it cause it was 2 month expired..

using the "expired" pen may have saved his life.

lets spread the word expired pens are still OK to use if that is all you have. It could save your or someone else life.

To me this bodes of why in the US the average cost of a hospital stay is 4K and in France it less than 800 dollars. The difference in European medical system and US is stark and needs to change.

Carl, Raleigh NC
2-24-16 got a 2005 Classic 31D
Timeshare owner/user since '99 check it out for good rental deals
2003 F-250 SD, CC, 7.3L PowerStroke
WBCCI#1691, Piedmont Unit #161, Region #3
carl2591 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 09:13 AM   #2
4 Rivet Member
Twinke58's Avatar
1958 26' Overlander
Kansas City , Missouri
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 326
Yes I use one.

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forum

Twinke58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 11:06 AM   #3
Rivet Master
mandolindave's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,111
Images: 4
I'm not a doctor, and I don't play one on TV….SO...

Don't listen to me…..but Ask your Doctor. This was passed on to me as a cheaper alternative

Check out this link
mandolindave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 11:34 AM   #4
Rivet Master
1977 31' Sovereign
1963 26' Overlander
1989 34' Excella
Johnsburg , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,941
Five years ago two bee stings sent me into unconscious anaphylactic shock and I had to taken to the hospital in ambulance. The ems tech gave me a Benadryl injection. The hospital gave me a shot of epinephrine. It did the job.

I am on medicare, so coupons from Mylan are not valid. I have a high deductible supplemental policy, so price effects me. Epinephrine is not a stable chemical, if stored improperly. Epipens are pretty effective for many months past their expiration date, if stored properly. I carry mine in an insulated cooler pouch. I carry Benadryl for immediate use. If only I only get one bee sting, a couple Benadryl are good enough. Chew the pills for more quick action. Get help and get to a hospital parking lot and wait for it to pass. If bad, go into emergancy enterance and get a epinephrine shot.
dwightdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 03:05 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
Twinke58's Avatar
1958 26' Overlander
Kansas City , Missouri
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 326
Yes on the pen I got sting 12 times by wasps (yellow jackets) last year so I carry one with me. And yes it's exp. about $500 after insurerence.

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forum
Twinke58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 03:38 PM   #6
Displaced Beach Bum
beachbouy's Avatar

2016 30' International
Venice , Florida
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 142
Send a message via Skype™ to beachbouy
Do you or someone you know use EPIPEN? read this.

I carry an Epi-Pen and with each Set of two I receive they always expires one year from the date I receive them.

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums

We drag Mitzi a 2016 International Serenity 30, with an Equal-i-zer 1000 yanked around with a 2015 GMC Yukon XL SLT 4x4, 5.3L V8 ECOTEC3, 3.92 axle, 6-speed auto WBCCI #6111 AIR #107335

beachbouy is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I know I should know this blucloud Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10 09-13-2015 07:47 AM
I know one of you will know how to... AIR-Quarius Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 1 05-31-2014 10:45 PM
Thank you to this Forum and ALL of you who read and help. macofpei Off Topic Forum 3 02-17-2013 05:38 PM
Does someone know what this is? wyomingyacht Lights - Interior & Exterior 8 07-14-2011 11:12 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.