People at risk for or having a history of serious, some times life-threatening allergic reactions, (to food, animals, plants, pollen and the list goes on an on), were relieve with the launch of the epipen and all others epinephrine auto injectors. How to safely carry the epipen, and have it handy at the same time?
There are several models of epipen cases in the market, designed for protection of the pen, comfort of the patient, easy of access when needed and fashionable too!
Since is recommended to store epinephrine pens between 68 to 77 F (20 to 25 C) most of the epipen carrying case are insulated.
Taking this factor into consideration, we believe the best overall epipen carry case is the Insulin Cooler – Insulated Epipen Case. This insulated epipen case is not as small as others, but is great to keep your medicines at the right temperature for up to 24 hours. The best think about this epipen insulated case is that it doesn’t need ice packs! You just trow the whole epipen case into the freezer overnight (take your medicines out first) and it’s ready! The two panels inside the bag are build in and filled with non-toxic saline replacing the old style gel ice packs.
This epipen travel case fits ergonomically in one hand, making it easy to trow into a purse, suitcase, briefcase, gym bag. It has a few elastic straps and zippered mesh pockets for all the accessories and medicines you may need to take along with your epipen.
On a most affordable version, a great epipen case is the MedBuddy Medicine Case. This epipen carrying case is light and durable, making it great for field trips, travel or everyday use. It’s the perfect size to hold 2 epinephrine auto injectors and an inhaler or small sized medicine. It also has two laminated pouches (inside and outside the case) to include medical emergency cards and have velcro belt straps. This carrying case for epipen is insulated, but it may not be enough to keep the medications at the temperature required for an extended period of time (you may have to use some ice packs).
A smaller version of epipen cooling case, just enough to hold two injection pens and keep them cool for several hours (this epipen travel case can hold a steady temperature for up to 45 hours at the time and users reported 20 hours trips with not incidents), the FRIO Duo Insulin Cooling Wallet is a great option when you are on the go. This is one of those small epipen cases that does not need ice packs or a refrigerator to work! Just soak the insert in water for the recommended amount of time listed on the instructions (about 15 minutes), massage it, insert it on the wallet and you are ready to go. This epipen carrying case complies with TSA standards.
If you have an active lifestyle, and enjoy outdoors activities, let us recommend you the Severe Allergies Emergency Shot First Aid Kit Leg Pouch as one of the best epipen case for adults. This discreet epipen case is waterproof, made of insulated neoprene, and holds two epinephrine auto injectors. Easy to conceal under your pants (it straps around your legs) and made of soft neoprene, is designed to wear all day long. Since Epipens take up too much space on the pockets, this is the perfect epipen carrying case for adults who doesn’t want to carry a bag or do not want the epipen case hanging off their belts.
Epipen carrying case for kids
When it comes to choose an epipen carrying case for kids, options are overwhelming. On top of having to worry about functionality of the epipen jr case, parents usually needs to consider if their kid want his friends to know he is carrying an epipen case, his personality when it comes to the design , where he’ll be wearing it (belt, inside their backpack, etc), and what types of activities is the kid involved in (school, sports, warm weather).
Well, we find the MedBuddy Medicine Case to be one of the best epipen cases for kids. This epipen carrying case is light and durable, making it great for field trips, travel or school. It’s the perfect size to hold 2 epinephrine auto injectors and an inhaler or small sized medicine. It also has two laminated pouches (inside and outside the case) to include medical emergency cards and have velcro belt straps. This carrying case for epipen is insulated, but it may not be enough on extreme heat (you may have to use some ice packs).
One great epipen jr carrying case is the AllerMates – Allergy Medicine Carrying Case for EpiPen or Auvi-Q auto-injectors . This epipen case comes in several fun designs and is made of a great quality materials. It wipes clean and holds two auto-injectors. The down side for this allermates epipen case is that, even when is insulated, it won’t keep the medicines cold on the heat for an extended period of time.
Important considerations when buying an epipen case
When you or a loved one is carrying everywhere an epipen case, it means a possibility of a death/life decision may have to be made in a few minutes, if not seconds. Due to this small time frame, the person carrying the epinephrine auto injectors have to make sure to have the epipen carrying case at easy reach and easy to identify (some epipen carrying cases are bright colored or have red letters on the outside to indicate what they are).
Since most of the epipen cases have some pouches to include emergency cards, is a good idea to have the cards up to date all the time. You should always check with your doctor what information should be included.
It’s also recommended to have somebody know that you are carrying the epipen case with you (a coworker, friend, trainer, your kid’s teacher) to get fast help in an emergency.
It’s also important to make sure the epipen case is roomy enough for all your allergy needs: can you fit an inhaler or some other medications in the carrying case?
If you are planning a long trip, is always a great idea to make sure you get a epipen cooling case that will keep your epinephrine at the right temperature during the trip. Also, an epipen cooling case is highly recommended if you are heading for a place with high temperatures.
And remember, not matter how good quality is your epipen carrying case, it’s not a good idea to keep it on places highly heated (like inside the glove compartment on your car).