Auvi-Q Recall

AAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHH. That is the sound of an allergy mom two days before Halloween when she discovers all four sets of her daughter’s epinephrine auto-injectors have been recalled.

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Sanofi just issued a nationwide recall for basically all active Auvi-Q devices. As you may remember, these are our favorite auto-injectors. They are smaller, use auditory instructions, and have a shorter injection administration time.

If you use an Auvi-Q please check your device to see if the recall applies:

This includes lot number 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016. The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery.

If your device was recalled, please contact your doctor to obtain a prescription for an alternate epinephrine auto-injector (Epi-Pen or Adrenaclick). Sanofi will reimburse you for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred in replacing your device.

Epinephrine has saved Bubba’s life four times. When used quickly and correctly it has the power to stop a life-threatening allergic reaction. It’s basically a miracle drug. Bubba travels with it where ever she goes. She also has a home set, a school set, and a set at her grandparents. I have already called our doctor for a new prescription and will be heading out to the pharmacy now. Stay safe and contact your doctor if you have any questions!