Auvi-Q on hand for allergic emergencies, you'll want to read about this recall.
Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling ALL Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors. This includes ALL lot numbers and ALL medication strengths.
Reason for the recall: Routine testing found that the products may not deliver the proper amount of medication when used. If someone is experiencing a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), this may result in not getting enough medication, which can result in serious consequences and can be fatal.
What you should do: If you have one of these on hand, you should contact your prescribing doctor immediately to have another brand of epinephrine auto-injector prescribed. You should only use an Auvi-Q in the event of an allergic emergency if you have no other option. Like always, you should also dial 911 or local emergency medical services immediately afterwards.
When you pick up your new epinephrine auto-injectors, save your receipt. Sanofi US will reimburse your out-of-pocket costs.
Who to contact: If you have questions about this recall or want to know how to return your Auvi-Q auto-injectors, you can call 1‑877‑319‑8963 or 1‑866‑726‑6340 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.