Welcome to my “all things epinephrine” page!
Special note: education regarding living with life threatening allergies can be also found on both the EpiPen® and Auvi-Q® websites.
What is an Epinephrine auto-injector?
“Epinephrine injection is used along with emergency medical treatment to treat life-threatening allergic reactions caused by insect bites or stings, foods, medications, latex, and other causes. Epinephrine is in a class of medications called alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonists (sympathomimetic agents). It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and tightening the blood vessels”.
Should carry epinephrine auto-injectors?
This is something that only you and your physician can determine.
What is an EpiPen®, Andrenaclick® or Auvi-Q®?
All three are epinephrine auto-injectors
EpiPen® is celebrating their 25th year of production this year, 2013 and are a household standard and name. This injector is pen shaped and takes only a few steps to administer.
The Auvi-Q® is one of the newest auto-injectors to join the epinephrine auto-injector market in January 2013. The Auvi-Q® is the size of a credit card and as thick as an iPhone and is voice activated-meaning the device will talk you through usage.
The Adrenaclick® entered the market during the summer of 2013 and I have not seen a trainer or actual device as of July 2013-so I can not comment.
Special note: since there are three name brand epinephrine auto-injectors on the market and one generic, Ultimate List of Epi Pen and Auvi-Q carriers and holders 2013 offered information to help clarity any confusion when purchasing an epinephrine auto-injector that are highlighted in my blog post, More Information Regarding Epinephrine Auto-Injectors.
- Ultimate List of Epi Pen and Auvi-Q carriers and holders 2013
- Affordable Epipens® Really — side note: this link is about a fabulous discount program, don’t miss this one.
- Free Epi Pens® for Qualifying Schools
- More Important Information regarding Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Mylan (Epi Pen® Makers) We’re Waiting for a Thank You
- Eureka I found the Epi Pen® Patient Assistance Program
- Discover Hot New Epinephrine Medicine Discounts
- Finding Affordable Epi Pens®, This is What I Found
Blog Posts about Auvi-Q®
- Will It Fit? Auvi-Q in Epi Pen® Carriers
- Inspiring: We Met the New Auvi-Q
- Off to See the New Auvi-Q
- Big News: A New Talking Epinephrine Autoinjector
Blog Posts: Epinephrine Holders, Carriers, Storage, etc.
- Ultimate List of Epi Pen Carriers and Holders
- School Ready-Epi Pen Holders, Carriers and Belts
- How Does Your school Store Epi Pens®?