Besides needle phobia among patients, there are several more reasons to choose a needle-free epinephrine administration:
- discrete administration method: no strange looks from bystanders when used in public
- no risk of stick or laceration injuries
- no accidental injections
- no risk of erroneous injection in body fat instead of muscle tissue
- no spare auto-injector available after incorrect use or insufficient effect
In addition, injecting a loved-one – when he or she is unable to use an auto-injector (like younger children) – may also be traumatic.