Going Out to Eat

Prepare for Your Meal

When dining out with food allergies, it's important to plan ahead and be on the lookout. Here are a few tips to help you get started!

Know Those Ingredients

If you can, check the menu online before you go to the restaurant Make sure the wait staff clearly communicates every ingredient to you Verify ingredients and preparation methods with the restaurant manager, and even the chef if necessary Wipe down your utensils with a disinfectant wipe
or a napkin before using them

Have an Allergy Card Ready

You should definitely tell the wait staff, and even the restaurant manager and chef, about your food allergy. Make a list of all the ingredients you or your child is allergic to and share it with the restaurant staff before any food is brought to your table. Don't hesitate to hand it to them and have a conversation. It's important that they understand the risk. If you have any doubts, or feel like you're being misunderstood or like your allergy isn't being taken seriously, you may want to consider eating somewhere else.

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Keep Your Epinephrine Auto‑Injector on You

A life-threatening allergic reaction can happen anywhere, so it's important to be prepared in the event of an emergency.

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Indication

Auvi‑Q™ (epinephrine injection, USP) is used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) in people who are at risk for or have a history of these reactions.

Important Safety Information

Auvi-Q is for immediate self (or caregiver) administration and does not take the place of emergency medical care. Seek immediate medical treatment after use. Each Auvi-Q contains a single dose of epinephrine. Auvi‑Q should only be injected into your outer thigh. DO NOT INJECT INTO BUTTOCK OR INTRAVENOUSLY. If you accidentally inject Auvi‑Q into any other part of your body, seek immediate medical treatment. Epinephrine should be used with caution if you have heart disease or are taking certain medicines that can cause heart‑related (cardiac) symptoms.

If you take certain medicines, you may develop serious life-threatening side effects from epinephrine. Be sure to tell your doctor all the medicines you take, especially medicines for asthma. Side effects may be increased in patients with certain medical conditions, or who take certain medicines. These include asthma, allergies, depression, thyroid disease, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The most common side effects may include increase in heart rate, stronger or irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea and vomiting, difficulty breathing, paleness, dizziness, weakness or shakiness, headache, apprehension, nervousness, or anxiety. These side effects go away quickly, especially if you rest.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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The health information contained herein is provided for general educational purposes only. Your healthcare professional is the single best source of information
regarding your health. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions about your health or treatment.

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