Living with Severe Allergies

Avoid Allergens and Always Carry Auvi‑Q, Plus These 2 Important Items

So you or someone you care for just got diagnosed with severe allergies — now what? You may know about anaphylaxis. You may know about Auvi‑Q. As always, avoiding your allergens is the best way to avoid a severe allergic reaction. But if you do experience one, these 3 items could help treat and manage the reaction.

Many experts say you should always carry 3 things in your pockets or purse:

An emergency epinephrine auto‑injector, like Auvi‑Q

Your epinephrine auto‑injectors, like Auvi‑Q

Allergy ID Card

An Allergy ID Card or bracelet with up-to-date information

action plan

An allergy action plan, written or typed so it's easy to read

In some cases, severe allergic reactions can be long‑lasting, or the symptoms may even reoccur after you've administered one dose of epinephrine. In those cases, you may need a second dose of epinephrine. An Auvi‑Q prescription gives you 2 devices just for this reason. Always carry 2 epinephrine auto‑injectors on you.



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.

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