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AUVI-Q was designed to be easy to carry and easy to use for whoever may be called upon to use it. It features:

  • Voice Instructions
  • pocket-sized
  • auto-retractable needle

Watch our friend Ben simulate the 3-step injection process.6

Seek emergency medical help immediately after use.

  • If voice instructions do not work for any reason, AUVI-Q will still work during an allergic emergency.
  • Always read the full Instructions for Use found in the Patient Information.
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Infants and toddlers (weighing 16.5 lbs to 33 lbs) with life-threatening allergies may be prescribed AUVI-q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg. Skip down to more information about AUVI-q 0.1 mg to watch a different administration video for the 0.1 mg strength.

Who might have to administer auvi-q?

Allergic emergencies can occur outside the home, and people with little or no training may be called upon to administer epinephrine, including1-5,7,8:

What if someone with little or no training is asked to use AUVI-Q?

were able to complete a simulated injection with AUVI-Q on the first try.9

In one study, 100% of adults aged 16-55 years (n=20) and 95% of pediatric patients aged 7-15 years (n=20) were able to complete a simulated injection with AUVI-Q on their first try without making a critical use error or getting any training from a healthcare practitioner.9

Voice instructions help guide users through an injection, step by step

AUVI-Q features an electronic voice-instruction system—you can hear for yourself what it sounds like.6

What to expect

A 2-second countdown begins after AUVI-Q is activated. Voice instructions will indicate the injection is complete, AUVI-Q will beep, and the lights will blink red. After use, seek immediate medical attention.6

Listen to Shannon—the mother of a child with a life-threatening allergy—
as she explains what voice instructions of AUVI-Q mean to her.

Head over to information about how you can have your Amazon Alexa voice assistant play the AUVI-Q recording on command.

designed with size in mind

About the size of a credit card and thickness of a cell phone, AUVI-Q fits in most pockets.

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Does it fit? Let’s try it:

Both the size and shape of AUVI-Q are preferred over EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP)10

In a study where 693 people (ages 11-65) were asked about their preferences, AUVI-Q was significantly (P<0.001) preferred over EpiPen in 2 key measures10:

AUVI-Q is the first and only epinephrine auto‑injector with an auto-retractable needle

Only with AUVI-Q:

  • The needle comes out of the device to deliver epinephrine, and then automatically pulls back in to the device when the injection is complete
  • The needle is not visible before, during, or after an injection
  • Users may not feel the injection when it happens6

With the auto-retractable needle, epinephrine delivery is complete in less than half a second. However, users must push firmly and hold for a complete 2-second count.6

You can see a real-time simulation of AUVI-Q being used here, or a different simulation of the AUVI-q 0.1 mg strength here.

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 doctor or nurse to show you how to properly hold the leg of a young child or infant during injection.6

Beyond an auto-retractable needle, the AUVI-q 0.1 mg needle has other features specifically designed for infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 lbs to 33 lbs with life-threatening allergies. Keep reading for more.

meet the auvi-q family

Ask your doctor which of the 3 strengths available is right for you or your child.

AUVI-q 0.1 mgFor infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 lbs to 33 lbs.

AUVI-Q 0.15 mgFor children weighing 33 lbs to 66 lbs.

AUVI-Q 0.3 mgFor anyone who weighs 66 lbs or more.

AUVI-q 0.1 mgFor infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 lbs to 33 lbs.

AUVI-Q 0.15 mgFor children weighing 33 lbs to 66 lbs.

AUVI-Q 0.3 mgFor anyone who weighs 66 lbs or more.

AUVI-q 0.1 mg is the first and only FDA-approved epinephrine auto-injector designed specifically for infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 lbs to 33 lbs.

The shortest available needle among epinephrine
auto-injectors that helps deliver the dose at the right depth.

Though users must press and hold for 2 seconds,
the injection is completed in less than a second.

AUVI-q 0.1 mg contains the same easy-to-use features as the rest of the product family.

Take a look at a simulated injection with the AUVI-q 0.1 mg dose.

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.6 Ask your healthcare provider to show you how to properly hold the leg of a young child or infant during an injection.

Compare this video with one showing how a teen or adult can self-administer their AUVI-Q to see how the features were designed to make all AUVI-Q devices easy to use.

Developed by Patients, for Patients®

Our story starts with twin brothers who grew up with life-threatening allergies, became an engineer and a doctor, and invented AUVI-Q. Now, the AUVI-Q community spans the country.

Ready to become a part of the AUVI-Q Community?

Find out more about how to get AUVI-Q.

get auvi-q

All eligible commercially insured patients can get AUVI-Q for $0 out of pocket.*

If you have commercial insurance and are eligible—even if your plan has a high deductible—you pay $0 out of pocket.*

*Please see full terms and conditions.

Getting Auvi-q has never been easier

If you and your doctor determine AUVI-Q is right for you, you can choose to either:


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USE THE DIRECT DELIVERY SERVICE to have AUVI-Q shipped to your door.
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Questions? Ask a real person. 1-877-30-AUVIQ


Each prescription pack will contain 2 auto-injectors and 1 Trainer

The Trainer for AUVI-Q does not contain a needle or medicine and can be reused to practice an injection.

It is important to practice with the Trainer for AUVI-Q before an allergic emergency happens to ensure you are able to safely use the real AUVI-Q in an emergency.

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kaléo Cares Patient Assistance Program

Through the kaléo Cares Patient Assistance Program, patients who do not have commercial insurance and who are experiencing financial difficulties may be able to receive AUVI-Q at no cost.*


To be eligible for assistance, you must:

  • Have a prescription for AUVI-Q.
  • Be a legal US resident.
  • Not have any government or commercial drug coverage.
  • Have an annual household income of less than $100,000.

*Patients who are eligible for Medicaid coverage may be eligible for assistance to receive AUVI-Q at no cost.

If you have any questions or concerns about your shipment of AUVI-Q, give us a call at 1-877-30-AUVIQ

Is your school ready to respond to an allergic emergency?

If you’re a school nurse or administrator, getting AUVI-Q into your school is simple.


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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.