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OC Pepper: Oleoresin capsicum is a naturally occurring substance derived from hot peppers. OC Pepper causes an intense burning sensation to the skin, eyes and throat upon contact. Mace® defense sprays are available in different strengths to satisfy virtually every requirement.

Tear Gas: Tear Gas is a lachrymatory agent, or lachrymator, which stimulates the corneal nerves in the eyes thereby causing profuse tearing and pain, an intense burning sensation to the skin and shortness of breath. Common lachrymators include CN tear gas (omega-chloroacetophenone) and CS tear gas (ortho-chlorobenzalmalononitrile). UV Dye: As an added defense, many of our formulations contain an ultraviolet dye. The dye will invisibly mark an assailant which may aid in identification. Blended Sprays: Mace® Triple Action formula combines OC Pepper, CN tear gas and UV dye. The advantage of this formula is that you don’t have to hit the attacker in the face; even if you hit them in the chest the tear gas will affect your attacker.

Animal Sprays: Mace Personal Defense, Inc. also manufactures products for use as deterrents against dogs and bears. Our Muzzle® Canine Pepper Spray and Bear Pepper Mace® are EPA registered products and effective, humane, non-lethal canine and bear deterrents.

Mace Defense Sprays have a shelf life of four years from the date of manufacture and each Mace unit is labeled with an expiration date. An expired unit is not likely to have the amount of pressurization needed to spray properly. Expired units should be disposed of in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations.

Mace is actually a brand of pepper spray. Mace® Brand has a variety of safety products that include defense sprays, surveillance products and more!

Though it is legal to carry defense sprays in all 50 States, there are a number of cities and states with specific regulations pertaining to the purchase, possession and use of aerosol defense sprays—it is your responsibility to check with your local police department.

  • NEW YORK: Must be purchased from licensed firearms dealer or pharmacist
  • MASSACHUSETTS: Firearms Identification Card (FID) is required to purchase

Aerosol Defense Sprays are meant for defensive purposes only and can only be sold to or used by persons 18 years of age or older.

Store your Pepper Spray in cool dry area away from heat, flame or strong light. Do not store it in an environment where the temperature may exceed 120 degrees F (50 degrees C) such as an enclosed vehicle. The Pepper Spray cartridge may leak from over pressurization and fail to function properly. Do not store unit in a cold environment under 32 degrees F (0 degrees C). This may cause depressurization and the loss of effective range.

In case of accidental exposure to the contents of your pepper spray, follow these first aid instructions:

  1. Remove contact lenses and contaminated clothing immediately.
  2. Flush contaminated area with large quantities of cool water or a diluted baking soda solution.
  3. Expose the area to fresh air as soon as possible.
  4. Do not apply salves, creams, oils or lotions as they can trap the irritant agent against the skin and result in blisters or burns.
  5. Consult a physician if irritation persists.
  6. Contaminated clothing should be washed or dry-cleaned, as appropriate, prior to re-use to prevent skin injury.

Caution: failure to follow these instructions may result in first or second degree burns, severe skin irritation, depigmentation or other skin injury.

Upon direct contact with eyes, respiratory system and mucous membranes, the active ingredients in the pepper spray will cause eyes to slam shut, coughing, and an intense burning sensation to the skin. Some formulations contain tear gas which causes profuse tearing, an intense burning sensation to the face and disorientation. Effects typically lessen in approximately 45 minutes.

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Compounding is the ability and skill of making medicine. It isn’t the same as your average brand-medication because it is made separately and solely for one individual patient.

According to Wikipedia.com, Pharmaceutical compounding (done in compounding pharmacies) is the creation of a particular pharmaceutical product to fit the unique need of a patient.

With compounded medication, we can modify the ingredients to make the medication, meaning we can take away ingredients that are sensitive to an individual person, such as sugar and lactose. We can also make medications that are no longer produced by our manufacturers. More importantly, we can make medications in special forms so that we can meet the needs of our patients, such as changing dosage strengths.

Our pharmacists are trained to create the best and more importantly, safest, compounding medication and we only use the top of the line ingredients to create compounded medication.

We accept all major insurances provided.

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