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Post Icon Posted: Jun 15th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

So we saw the new allergist today...kind of neutral at the moment, but he told me that Twinject's are being discontinued. We now have Epi Jr's

Anyone else heard this?
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 18th, 2010 at 08:56 am

What?! Smiley
Message left for CSR at Twinject to call me back. I'll post what I find out.

ETA-They have no plans to discontinue the product. It is on back order however.

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Post Icon Posted: Jun 21st, 2010 at 04:24 pm

any word on this yet?
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 21st, 2010 at 06:40 pm

Wonder if more people are switching to Twinject as a result of the Epi pen being redesigned. They may not be able to keep up with a new demand.
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 21st, 2010 at 07:08 pm

I switched the one in ds e-belt to a twinject since the new epis don't fit in there.
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 21st, 2010 at 07:15 pm

The reason the allergist said they were being discontinued was no one wanted to deal with the syringe for the second dose. I can see how it would be intimidating for some...doesn't happen to bother me.
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 21st, 2010 at 07:55 pm

We had a rep from Twinject at our local support group recently. No plans to discontinue. She actually was strongly promoting the compact design compared to a double dose of the new EpiPen.
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 22nd, 2010 at 02:58 pm

Jun 18th, 2010 at 08:56 am, Susan wrote:

ETA-They have no plans to discontinue the product. It is on back order however.
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Post Icon Posted: Jun 22nd, 2010 at 06:16 pm

So what are pharmacies supposed to "substitute" with, if the prescribed medication is "backordered?"

I mean, this isn't a medication that someone can be without, KWIM?

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Post Icon Posted: Jun 22nd, 2010 at 08:25 pm

Good question CM. EpiPen? I do agree that a lot of people are probably switching because of the new design for EpiPen.

I will likely be switching to Twinject when I need my next refill.
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Post Icon Posted: Aug 18th, 2010 at 01:06 pm

Twinjects are STILL on backorder in my area. We had to switch to Epi for my daughter because it eventually expired while we were waiting.
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Post Icon Posted: Aug 18th, 2010 at 01:09 pm

Darn.


REALLY hope that this isn't the case locally, as we do NOT want the new Epipen design. At. all.



ETA: Huh. WEIRD. I just called our pharmacy and they have my DD's twinpack sitting on the shelf.

Wonder what's up that some places can't get them in? Smiley



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Post Icon Posted: Aug 18th, 2010 at 02:05 pm

Yeah, I'm hoping not the case here. going to dr tomorrow and need a fresh script. epis expire sept
Not buying that new epi pen.
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Post Icon Posted: Aug 18th, 2010 at 02:35 pm

Has there been a recall? Years ago there was a recall on a batch of epipens and they were hard to get in some areas.
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Post Icon Posted: Aug 18th, 2010 at 09:13 pm

I hope my local Pharm. has them...I got one of the new epis and hate it.
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