Auvi-Q (Epinephrine Injection) for Food Allergies | MyFoodAllergyTeam

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Auvi-Q is an epinephrine auto-injector approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat life-threatening allergic reactions on an emergency basis. Doctors often recommend that people with serious allergies keep an epinephrine auto-injector available at all times. Auvi-Q is available in three dosages for specific age groups: infants and toddlers, children, and teenagers and adults.

Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, is a hormone and neurotransmitter. Epinephrine is believed to work in cases of life-threatening anaphylaxis by reversing swelling in the airways, shortness of breath, and low blood pressure.

How do I take it?
Auvi-Q should be administered on the outside of the upper thigh at the first sign of a serious allergic reaction.

Call 911 immediately after administering Auvi-Q to yourself or someone else.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Auvi-Q lists common side effects including anxiety, restlessness, tremor, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting, heart palpitations, and breathing difficulties.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Auvi-Q include infections at the injection site and allergic reactions to sulfites.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

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