AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 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.
Each 0.15 mL in AUVI-Q 0.15 mg contains 0.15 mg epinephrine, 1.2 mg sodium chloride, 0.2 mg sodium bisulfite, hydrochloric acid to adjust pH, and water for injection. The pH range is 2.2–5.0.
AUVI-Q may cause serious side effects. • AUVI-Q should only be injected into your outer thigh. Do not inject AUVI-Q into your: •veins •buttocks •fingers, toes, hands or feet If you accidentally inject AUVI-Q into any other part of your body, go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away. Tell the healthcare provider where on your body you received the accidental injection. •Rarely, patients who use AUVI-Q may develop infections at the injection site within a few days of an injection. Some of these infections can be serious. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following at an injection site: •redness that does not go away •swelling •tenderness •the area feels warm to the touch •If you inject a young child or infant with AUVI-Q, hold their leg firmly in place before and during the injection to prevent injuries. Ask your healthcare provider to show you how to properly hold the leg of a young child or infant during an injection. • If you have certain medical conditions, or take certain medicines, your condition may get worse or you may have more or longer lasting side effects when you use AUVI-Q. Talk to your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions. Common side effects of AUVI-Q include: •fast, irregular, or ‘pounding’ heart beat •sweating •shakiness •headache •paleness •feelings of over excitement, nervousness, or anxiety •weakness •dizziness •nausea and vomiting •breathing problems