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Do you need a prescription for epi pen?
Last Updated: 14th February, 2020
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Furthermore, can you buy an epi pen over the counter?
An EpiPen is a prescription medication in the US and is not available over the counter (OTC). As such, one cannot just buy EpiPen online without first consulting with a medical provider.
One may also ask, how can I get a free EpiPen? With the EpiPen4Schools® program, Mylan Specialty L.P. offers four free EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr®(epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors, upon qualification, which includes having a valid prescription, to public and private kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools in the US.
In this manner, what can I use if I don't have an epi pen?
Do this first if the person doesn't have an EpiPen. Perform CPR. If the person suffering the allergic reaction does not have an EpiPen and loses consciousness, you may have to perform CPR. Place the heel of your hand just between the nipples at the center of the chest, and then place your second hand over your first.
Do you need a prescription for an EpiPen in Canada?
In Canada, EpiPen ® can be purchased with or without a prescription. Be sure to carry your EpiPen ® or EpiPen Jr ® Auto-Injector in its original carrier tube. You may also require a pharmacy label that includes the name of the person the pen was prescribed for and the name of the prescribing physician.