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Why is Auvi-Q injection prescribed?
Epinephrine (Auvi-Q) injection is prescribed for the treatment of severe allergic reactions due to medications, insect bites or stings, food, and other causes. It is also used for the treatment of exercise-induced anaphylaxis.
What does it do?
Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) can be life-threatening. This reaction causes your blood pressure to abruptly drop and narrows your airways, making it difficult to breathe.
Epinephrine is classified as an alpha and beta-adrenergic agonist that works by narrowing your blood vessels to increase blood pressure. It also acts to relax your airways for you to breathe normally.
How should I use it?
Auvi-Q comes in an auto-injector device available in two preparations. The 0.3mg/0.3ml preparation is for patients weighing 66 pounds or greater (30 kilograms or greater) and the 0.15mg/0.15ml preparation is for patients weighing 33 pounds to 66 pounds (15 to 30 kilograms).
Auvi-Q is administered by injecting it into the skin or muscle of your outer thigh. This is usually done when you first notice signs of a serious allergic reaction such as the closing of your airways, wheezing, hives, itching, fast heartbeat, and a weak pulse. Do not administer Auvi-Q in other areas of your body.
Administer Auvi-Q exactly as your doctor instructed. Do not inject it more frequently or less frequently than your doctor prescribed.
Do not put your fingers over the black base of the auto-injector, which is where the needle will come out. If you accidentally inject it into your fingers, seek immediate medical attention.
To use Auvi-Q injection:
- Pull out your Auvi-Q injector up from the outer case.
- Pull the red safety guard down firmly and remove it from the Auvi-Q injector.
- Place the black end of the Auvi-Q injector against the middle portion of the outer thigh then push firmly until you can hear a click and hiss sound. Then hold it in place for 2 seconds. Auvi-Q can be given directly through clothing. If you are administering it to a child or infant, hold their leg firmly.
- When the injection is complete, the needle will automatically retract and will not be visible after the injection. Auvi-Q includes a 2-second countdown after activation and the voice instruction will notify you if the injection is complete. Then Auvi-Q will beep and the lights will blink red to alert you to seek medical attention immediately.
After using Auvi-Q, always seek medical attention immediately for further assessment and treatment.
Do not use Auvi-Q if particles are present, if there is discoloration of the solution, and if it is expired. Always get a new prescription from your doctor in these cases.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist for any concerns you may have when taking Auvi-Q injection.
What if I missed a dose?
Auvi-Q is normally used in emergency situations and does not have a daily dosing schedule.
What are the special precautions before using Auvi-Q?
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Epinephrine, any component of Auvi-Q, and other medications. However, since Epinephrine is a life-saving drug, your doctor may still administer it even if you are allergic to the components.
Inform your doctor if you have had heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, Parkinson’s disease, adrenal gland tumors (Pheochromocytoma), depression, mental illness, a thyroid disorder, or diabetes.
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Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects include:
- Heart palpitations
- Pale skin
- Serious side effects include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Redness and swelling at the injection site
- Uncontrollable shaking of a body part
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when taken with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are using Auvi-Q with any of the following medications:
Tell your doctor of any prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, supplements, and herbal products you are taking to prevent interactions with these medications. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Auvi-Q at room temperature (20-25°C) in a clean environment away from light and moisture, as well as children and pets.
Inspect the contents of Auvi-Q periodically. The solution should be clear. If there is discoloration or solid particles are present, have it replaced.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Some symptoms of overdose may include the following:
- Blurred vision
- Decreased urination
- Difficulty speaking
- Numbness or weakness on one side of the body
- Severe headache
- Shortness of breath
- Slow or fast heart rate
In the event of an overdose, inform your doctor and seek immediate medical attention.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
There are limited studies and data regarding the safety of Epinephrine in pregnant women. However, Epinephrine is the first-line drug for treating severe allergic reactions even during pregnancy and you may need to use it in the event of an allergic reaction.
The presence of Epinephrine in human milk is still unknown and the effect it has on breastfed infants has not been determined.
Having a severe allergic reaction during pregnancy and while breastfeeding may potentially cause harm to the mother and the baby. You may need to use Epinephrine in these instances. Seek immediate medical attention after administering Epinephrine for further treatment and monitoring.
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