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Anaphylaxis in America

Learn more about this new survey, "Anaphylaxis in America," which can help healthcare professionals understand how the public, patients, and parents think, feel, and behave regarding anaphylaxis. This new survey provides an estimate on the prevalence of anaphylaxis in adults. "Anaphylaxis in America" is an independent research project of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and sponsored by Sanofi US. For the full text of the article, visit http://www.aafa.org/AnaphylaxisInAmerica.

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Here are a few more sites we found useful. They cover everything from support networks to general information about anaphylaxis.

  • Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
    http://www.aanma.org

    Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is an award-winning family health organization dedicated to education about asthma and severe allergies. Visit Web site or call 1-800-878-4403.
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)
    http://www.aaaai.org

    AAAAI is a large professional organization with a monthly publication, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, that is the most‑cited journal in the field of allergy and clinical immunology.
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)
    http://www.acaai.org

    ACAAI is a professional association that fosters a culture of collaboration in which its members work together toward the common goals of patient care, education, advocacy, and research.
  • Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
    http://www.aafa.org

    The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not‑for‑profit patient advocacy organization celebrating 60 years of service in 2013, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with allergic diseases through research, education, and advocacy. Find free information and resources to help you manage food allergies, anaphylaxis, and more at www.aafa.org. AAFA provides practical information, community services, and support through a network of Regional Chapters, Educational Support Groups, Community Awareness Partners, and the most comprehensive Web site dedicated to these diseases.
  • Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
    http://www.foodallergy.org
    Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is a nonprofit organization that was created in 2012 as the result of a merger between the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI). FARE's mission is to ensure the safety and inclusion of individuals with food allergies while relentlessly seeking a cure. Food allergies are potentially life-threatening and affect as many as 15 million people in the United States, including 1 in 13 children. FARE funds world-class research that advances treatment and understanding of food allergies, provides evidence-based education and resources, undertakes advocacy at all levels of government, and increases awareness of food allergies as a serious public health issue.
  • Kids with Food Allergies (KFA)
    http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org

    Founded in 2005 as a charity, KFA is a growing national nonprofit organization of 25,000 individuals, families, and businesses. Its rapid growth has been spurred by the unprecedented rise in food allergies, which affect about 1 in every 12 children. KFA's program offerings are focused on educating families and communities about practical food allergy management to save children's lives and improve their quality of life. Its interactive Web site provides a powerhouse of resources, including the nation's largest online support community offering moral support, information sharing, and food/cooking support; quality education materials edited by a multidisciplinary medical advisory team; and an online collection of 1,200 "allergy friendly" recipes. KFA was recently selected as the About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Award winner for best online food allergy support.
  • National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
    http://www.nasn.org

    The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is a non‑profit specialty nursing organization that represents school nurses and is dedicated to improving the health and educational success of children. Their Web site offers comprehensive guidance and resources for food allergy and anaphylaxis management in the school setting, including school staff training tools.
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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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