For an allergic emergency,

AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) is designed to help give your child* with life-threatening allergies, or whoever is caring for them, the ability to respond with epinephrine during anaphylaxis. Always avoid allergens, understand the symptoms of anaphylaxis, carry AUVI-Q at all times, and seek emergency medical attention after use.

Ask your doctor if AUVI-Q is right for you.

*It is not known if AUVI-Q is safe and effective in children weighing less than 33 lbs (15 kg).

Selection of the appropriate dosage strength (AUVI-Q 0.3 mg or AUVI-Q 0.15 mg) is determined according to patient body weight.

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Developed by Patients, for Patients®

AUVI-Q was developed using Human Factors Engineering, incorporating real-world experience and feedback from people with life-threatening allergies and their caregivers.

It is 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.10,11

AUVI-Q contains no latex.2,12

Explore AUVI-Q from the inside out


Voice and visual cues

AUVI-Q includes innovative features such as voice instructions that, along with visual cues, guide a user in the injection process.2 If the voice instructions do not work for any reason, AUVI-Q will still work during an allergic emergency.


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

Automatic needle retraction system

AUVI-Q is the first and only epinephrine auto-injector with an auto-retractable needle. It’s not visible before, during, or after injection, and completes an epinephrine injection in seconds.12,

Epinephrine is delivered in less than two seconds. However, users must press and hold for 5 seconds.

Injection end

Injection end is easily identified by the red safety guard which fits tightly on the black base to help prevent premature AUVI-Q activation.2

Read the research10

The overall results of a study in 693 participants (consisting of adults, caregivers, and children), showed that AUVI-Q scored significantly higher (P<0.001) than EpiPen® with regards to the following:

  • 77% of the participants preferred the method of instruction on the auto-injector compared to 17% who preferred EpiPen®
  • 85% of the participants preferred the device size compared to 7% who preferred EpiPen®
  • 65% of the participants preferred the device shape compared to 23% who preferred EpiPen®
See how AUVI-Q is made

Inject epinephrine in 3 steps2

Step 1: Pull AUVI-Q from the outer case. +

Do not go to step 2 until you are ready to use AUVI-Q. If not ready, place back into outer case.

Step 2: Pull off Red safety guard. +

To reduce the chance of an accidental injection, do not touch the black base of the auto-injector, which is where the needle comes out. If an accidental injection happens, get medical help right away.

Note: The red safety guard is made to fit tight. Pull firmly to remove.

Step 3: Place black end of AUVI-Q against the middle of the outer thigh, press firmly and hold in place for 5 seconds. +

AUVI-Q can inject through clothing, if necessary. Press firmly to outer thigh, and hold in place for 5 seconds.

To minimize the risk of injection-related injury, remember to hold a child’s leg in place during an injection with AUVI-Q.

  • Seek emergency medical help immediately after use
  • If the 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
Watch the instructional video

Get to know the AUVI-Q voice

AUVI-Q contains an electronic voice instruction system to help guide users through the entire epinephrine injection.2

A 5-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.2 After use, seek immediate medical attention.

Each prescription pack contains 2 devices and 1 trainer

Both AUVI-Q 0.3 mg (patients ~ 66 lbs or more) and 0.15 mg (patients 33 - 66 lbs) prescription packs come with 2 devices and a trainer.12

The AUVI-Q Trainer does not contain a needle or medicine and can be reused to practice an injection.2

Training, along with education on proper epinephrine auto-injector use technique, can enhance a patient's ability to respond with epinephrine during anaphylaxis.13

Patients and caregivers should practice with the AUVI-Q trainer before an allergic emergency happens to make sure they are able to safely use the real AUVI-Q in an emergency.12

Learn about AUVI-Q AffordAbility, a first-of-its-kind access program for AUVI-Q.

AffordAbility Program