The first and only
auto-injector for infants
and toddlers weighing
16.5 lbs to 33 lbs with
During allergic emergencies, it’s important to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis and respond with epinephrine.
Delays or failure to treat with epinephrine may be associated with anaphylaxis-related fatalities.
Identifying signs of anaphylaxis in very young children can be a challenge, especially because infants cannot describe subjective symptoms like itching, throat tightness, or chest tightness.18
Other symptoms may be subtle and may include18:
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- Regurgitation or spitting up
- Hoarseness or dysphonia
- Loose stools
- Sudden onset of lethargy
- Crying, fussing, irritability, fright
Only AUVI-q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg has features specifically designed for infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 lbs to 33 lbs.
Smallest dose delivered by an
Each AUVI-q contains a single 0.1 mg
Shortest needle length
The shortest available needle among
epinephrine auto-injectors that helps
deliver the dose at the right depth.
Ask your doctor if AUVI-q is right for your child.
A 2-second countdown, then injection is complete.
AUVI-q has voice instructions to help walk you through the injection. Check out this instructional video to familiarize yourself with the process. After use, seek immediate medical attention.
Learn how to use AUVI-q 0.1 mg
The most innovative epinephrine auto-injector
on the market. Designed to be easy to use.
The AUVI-Q product family was designed to be easy to use, and to help maximize the safe administration of epinephrine and minimize the potential for use-related errors during injection.
AUVI-Q is about the size of a credit card
and thickness of a cell phone, and fits into most pockets, small purses, and diaper bags.
AUVI-Q includes innovative features
such as voice instructions.
AUVI-Q is the first-and-only
epinephrine auto-injector with an auto-retractable needle. You may not feel an injection when it occurs.
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.
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 using AUVI-Q. Each AUVI-Q contains a single dose of epinephrine. AUVI-Q should only be injected into your outer thigh, through clothing if necessary. 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. Do not inject AUVI-Q into any other part of your body, such as into veins, buttocks, fingers, toes, hands, or feet. If this occurs, seek immediate medical treatment and make sure to inform the healthcare provider of the location of the accidental injection. Only a healthcare provider should give additional doses of epinephrine if more than two doses are necessary for a single allergic emergency.
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 symptoms at an injection site: redness that does not go away, swelling, tenderness, or the area feels warm to the touch.
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. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, especially medicines for asthma. Also tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, especially if you have asthma, a history of depression, thyroid problems, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, heart problems or high blood pressure, have any other medical conditions, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Epinephrine should be used with caution if you have heart disease or are taking certain medicines that can cause heart-related (cardiac) symptoms.
Common side effects include fast, irregular or ‘pounding’ heartbeat, sweating, shakiness, headache, paleness, feelings of over excitement, nervousness, or anxiety, weakness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, or breathing problems. These side effects usually go away quickly, especially if you rest. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Please see the full Prescribing Information and the Patient Information.
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.