Taking a Trip

On the Road Again

Traveling can be a lot of fun, but with severe allergies, it can also be stressful. Preparation and avoiding allergens are key. Don't forget to pack Auvi‑Q and read these tips before your next trip or visit to the park.

Up In the Air

Bring your Auvi‑Q prescription with you to
avoid delays at TSA security checkpoints
Ask to pre-board, and tell flight
attendants about your severe allergies
Clean the surfaces around your seat
with a disposable disinfectant wipe
Let your neighbors know
about your allergies
Put Auvi‑Q in a place easily accessible
by you or someone else

On a Road Trip

If you're traveling in a group, let people know about any severe allergies Pack your own
lunch — and check the
labels on any snacks that get passed around
Drive with the windows
down from time to time;
this can help clear the air
of potential airborne allergens

Exploring Nature

Sometimes you just can't avoid bees, wasps, or their cousins. That's why you always want to pack Auvi‑Q. If stung, and experiencing symptoms of anaphylaxis, scrape the stinger from the skin with something firm (such as a fingernail or plastic credit card), and then use Auvi‑Q. You should seek immediate medical attention.

How Do You Say...?

No matter where you go, it's important to let your hosts (and restaurants and hotels) know about your severe allergies. Here's how:

"I'm Allergic to..."

Spanish "Soy alergico a..." Italian "Sono allergico a..."
French "Je suis allergique a..." Portuguese "Sou alergico a..."
German "Ich bin gegen ____ allergisch"

A Few Common Allergies

Peanut Shellfish Fish Bee Milk Eggs
Spanish Mani Marisco Pescado Abeja Leche Huevos
French Cacahuete Crustaces Poisson Abeille Lait Oeufs
German Erdnuesse Schalentiere Fisch Biene Milch Eier
Italian Arachide Mollusco Pesce Ape Latte Uova
Portuguese Amendoim Marisco Peixe Abelha Leite Ovos


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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regarding your health. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions about your health or treatment.

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