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Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery

Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery   Dear Colleagues, It has come to the AAAAI’s attention that Sanofi US has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) due to potential inaccurate dosage delivery. Sanofi US is conducting this recall with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and […]

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Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery

 

Dear Colleagues,

It has come to the AAAAI’s attention that Sanofi US has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) due to potential inaccurate dosage delivery.

Sanofi US is conducting this recall with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The concern is that if a patient was experiencing anaphylaxis and ended up not receiving the intended dose, there could be significant implications due to the potentially life-threatening nature of anaphylaxis.

The recall covers all Auvi-Q units currently on the market in both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths. This includes lot numbers 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016.

AAAAI members should be aware of this recall because the manufacturer is urging patients to promptly contact their healthcare provider to arrange for a prescription for an alternate epinephrine autoinjector. The manufacturer is also advising patients to contact their healthcare provider if they experience any issues that may be related to using the product.

If your patients have questions related to the recall, they can visit Auvi‑Q.com and call 1‑866‑726‑6340 Mondaythrough Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) for assistance on how to return their devices.

AAAAI members are also urged to visit Auvi-Q.com for more detailed information, as well as a helpful set of questions and answers. 

Sincerely,

Robert F. Lemanske, Jr.

Robert F. Lemanske, Jr., MD, FAAAAI
AAAAI President

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