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Old 08-03-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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How to Keep Epipens Cool in WDW?

Does anyone have any tips about keeping medicine, particularly Epipens, cool in the WDW heat? We'll be going in August and the Epipens aren't supposed to be exposed to such high temperatures all day long. Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:02 PM   #2
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I remember hearing that they have a fridge that you can keep medication in somewhere in the park.

I guess that wouldn't work to well with an epipen as I'm sure you need it with you at all times.

Do you have a stroller with you? If you do, maybe get a small lunch bag and fill with ice and place it inside for a few mins. every once in a while. Can it be kept in ice for a long time? Sorry, I don't know much about epipens.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:06 PM   #3
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I just carried mine like I normally do. In my bag. Its not like its in your hot car all day.
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DW carried hers in her purse.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:01 PM   #5
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I haven't tried this myself, but there is a case made to keep insulin cool for diabetics that might work for an Epipen. It is made by Frio. Do a google search for the term "Frio wallet" and you should find a number of sites that carry it.

From this link http://coolerconcept.com/pages/faqs.htm

WHAT TEMPERATURE DOES A FRIOŽ WALLET MAINTAIN?
"We hate to sound redundant here, but used properly an activated FrioŽ wallet will have an internal temperature between 60°F-72°F, depending on the climate which the wallet is exposed to."

CAN THE WALLET BE USED FOR OTHER MEDICATIONS?

Yes, FrioŽ wallets can hold other medications. Epi-Pen (epinephrine) manufacturer state that their pens do not require refrigeration, but must remain in the temperature range of 59°F-86°F. It is imperative that you contact your Doctor or the manufacturer of the drug you would like to carry in a FrioŽ to ensure that it will be at the correct storage temperature inside a FrioŽ wallet as further tests other than insulin have not been undertaken at this stage.
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I asked my doctor about this b/c this was one of my major concerns for the trip adn they all said that as long as it is not in direct sunlight all day than it will be fine....
so basically, you're going to be in and out of rides adn restaurants and shops all day so you're not going to be in the sun for 12 hours straight and if you keep it in a purse or bag, it wont be in the direct sun adn it should be fine
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I haven't tried this myself, but there is a case made to keep insulin cool for diabetics that might work for an Epipen. It is made by Frio. Do a google search for the term "Frio wallet" and you should find a number of sites that carry it.

From this link http://coolerconcept.com/pages/faqs.htm

WHAT TEMPERATURE DOES A FRIOŽ WALLET MAINTAIN?
"We hate to sound redundant here, but used properly an activated FrioŽ wallet will have an internal temperature between 60°F-72°F, depending on the climate which the wallet is exposed to."

CAN THE WALLET BE USED FOR OTHER MEDICATIONS?

Yes, FrioŽ wallets can hold other medications. Epi-Pen (epinephrine) manufacturer state that their pens do not require refrigeration, but must remain in the temperature range of 59°F-86°F. It is imperative that you contact your Doctor or the manufacturer of the drug you would like to carry in a FrioŽ to ensure that it will be at the correct storage temperature inside a FrioŽ wallet as further tests other than insulin have not been undertaken at this stage.
I have a Frio - they work very well!
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