AUVI–Q® Patient Information
(epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg, 0.15 mg Auto-Injector Rx only


Auvi–Q® (epinephrine injection)
For allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis)

Read this Patient Information Leaflet before you have to use Auvi–Q® and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. You should know how to use Auvi–Q® before you have an allergic emergency. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.

What is the most important information I should know about Auvi–Q®?

  1. Always carry Auvi–Q® with you because you may not know when a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction) may happen. Talk to your doctor if you need additional units to keep at work, school, etc. An anaphylactic reaction is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can happen within minutes and can be caused by stinging and biting insects (bees, wasps, hornets, and mosquitoes), allergy shots, foods, medicines, exercise, or other unknown causes. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions on when to use Auvi–Q® if you have the symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction, which may include the symptoms listed below:
    • trouble breathing
    • wheezing
    • hoarseness (changes in the way your voice sounds)
    • hives (raised reddened rash that may itch)
    • severe itching
    • swelling of your face, lips, mouth or tongue
    • skin rash, redness, or swelling
    • fast heartbeat
    • weak pulse
    • feeling very anxious
    • confusion
    • stomach pain
    • losing control of urine or bowel movements
    • dizziness or fainting
  2. Tell your family members and others where you keep Auvi–Q® and how to use it before you need it. You may be unable to speak in an allergic emergency.
  3. Get medical attention immediately after using Auvi–Q®. If you have a serious allergic reaction, you may need more medicine.

What is Auvi–Q®?

Auvi–Q® is a prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions including anaphylaxis in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions.

Auvi–Q® is for immediate self (or caregiver) administration and does not take the place of emergency medical care. You should get emergency medical help right away after using Auvi–Q®.

It is not known if Auvi–Q® is safe and effective in children who weigh less than 33 pounds (15 kg).

What should I tell my healthcare provider before using Auvi–Q®?
Before you use Auvi–Q®, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take,
including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Auvi–Q® and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects.
Auvi–Q® may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Auvi–Q® works.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I use Auvi–Q®?

What are the possible side effects of Auvi–Q®?

Auvi–Q® may cause serious side effects.

Common side effects of Auvi–Q® include:

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of Auvi–Q®. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Auvi–Q®?

General information about the safe and effective use of Auvi–Q®:

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information Leaflet. Do not use Auvi–Q® for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Auvi–Q® to other people, even if they have an allergic reaction or the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

This Patient Information Leaflet summarizes the most important information about Auvi–Q®. If you would like more information, talk to your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about Auvi–Q® that is written for health professionals.

For more information and video instructions on the use of Auvi–Q®, go to
www.auvi– or call 1-800-633-1610.

What are the ingredients in Auvi–Q®?
Active ingredient:
Inactive Ingredients: sodium chloride, sodium bisulfite, hydrochloric acid, and water.

Auvi–Q® does not contain latex.

Instructions for Use

Read these Instructions for Use carefully before you need to use your Auvi–Q®. Before you use Auvi–Q®, make sure your healthcare provider shows you the right way to use it. If you have any questions, ask your healthcare provider.

Automated Voice Instructions

Auvi–Q® contains an electronic voice instruction system to help guide you through each step of your injection. If the voice instructions do not work for any reason, use Auvi–Q® as instructed in these Instructions for Use. It will still work during an allergic reaction emergency.

How to use your Auvi–Q®

Figure A

Figure A

1. Pull Auvi–Q® from the outer case. See Figure B.
Do not
go to step 2 until you are ready to use Auvi–Q®. If you are not ready to use Auvi–Q®, put it back in the outer case.

Figure B.

Figure B

2. Pull off Red safety guard. See Figure C.
To reduce the chance of an accidental injection, do not touch the black base of the auto-injector, which is where the needle comes out. If an accidental injection happens, get medical help right away.

Note: The red safety guard is made to fit tight. Pull firmly to remove.

Figure C.

Figure C

3. Place black end of Auvi–Q® against the middle of the outer thigh (through clothing, if needed), then press firmly, and hold in place for 5 seconds. See Figure D.

Only inject into the middle of the outer thigh. Do not inject into any other part of the body.

Note: Auvi–Q® makes a distinct sound (click and hiss) when you press it against your outer thigh. This is normal and indicates Auvi–Q® is working correctly. Do not pull Auvi–Q® away from your leg when you hear the click and hiss sound.

Figure D.

Figure D

4. After using Auvi–Q®, get emergency medical help right away.

Replace the outer case and talk to your healthcare provider about the right way to throw away your Auvi–Q®.

Ask your healthcare provider for an Auvi–Q® prescription refill.
After the use of Auvi–Q®:

Until you throw away your used Auvi–Q®, the electronic voice instruction system will remind you that it has been used when the outer case is removed.

This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Rev February/2014

Manufactured for:
sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

*For California Only: This product uses batteries containing Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply. See