Sanofi has issued a voluntary recall of its Auvi-Q epinephrine injectors over concerns about inaccurate dosing. If you see patients who use the Auvi-Q, they should seek out an alternative injector for the time being.
Contact your child’s doctor immediately for a replacement injector from another brand. Parents need to contact a physician for a new prescription; you cannot go to the pharmacy to buy an epinephrine injector without a prescription.
Do NOT dispose of Auvi-Q injectors until you have a replacement. If your child experiences an emergency or goes into anaphylaxis and an Auvi-Q is the only option available, you should use it.
Finally, save any receipts and pharmacy documentation, because Sanofi is reimbursing its customers for the cost of replacement injectors.