Thanks for all the replys but the "device" doesn't contain any topical analgesic. It works by "pressure" which decreases pain perception. Supposedly, according to a recent study on Medscape, manual pressure with a finger can do the same thing. They mention "mechanical pressure devices" but give no names.
The Shotblockers we use are from Bionix Medical Technologies, but every time we call them for more they say there is a two year backorder, something about the FDA reclassifying the device. It is a piece of plastic , not a medication so what the problem is with it isn't clear.
They keep uping the number of shots we are required to give but won't help us obtain something that helps to administer those injections. Our Pediatrician does not want to use the topical agents in the office
We do use them on the pediatric unit in the affiliated hospital, EMLA is the favorite at this time.:typing