Have an Action Plan

What Exactly Is an Action Plan?

It's kind of like an allergy cheat sheet. You can give it to your child's school or daycare, or even your employer, so they know what to do during a severe allergic reaction.

One thing an action plan isn't is a training manual. You'll still need to teach the people around you or your child how to properly use Auvi‑Q and go through detailed instructions of what to do during an emergency.

Must Haves for a Plan

  • Personal information (ie, name, age, etc)
  • Instructions for what to do during a severe allergic reaction (ie, when to act, how to use Auvi‑Q, etc)
  • List of things you're allergic to
  • Emergency contact information
  • Healthcare provider information

Put Your Plan into Action

Develop your plan together with your healthcare professional and have them sign it. Get your plan into the hands of the people who may need it: like teachers, coaches, friends, and family members. Make sure to update it regularly with any new information.
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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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