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AUVI-Q Hold Time Changes to 2 Seconds


Kaléo recently announced that they changed the hold time of their AUVI-Q epinephrine auto-injectors. They changed the time from 5 seconds to 2 seconds.

According to kaléo:

The November 2017 update to the AUVI-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) label included a change in hold time from 5 seconds to 2 seconds. There has been no change in how the AUVI-Q device delivers epinephrine; the functionality of the device is the same. AUVI-Q has always delivered the epinephrine dose in less than 2 seconds. This change in the hold time from 5 seconds to 2 seconds is a labeling change to more accurately reflect the time it takes to deliver a complete epinephrine dose.

If you have AUVI-Q auto-injectors that aren’t expired and still count down from 5 seconds, there is no need to return or replace them.

If you have questions about the change, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or visit

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AuviQ is just so awesome. 

Son, '04: ana. to dairy; egg (minus baked egg 8/7/17!), peanuts & tree nuts (minus almond), & shellfish (minus shrimp 5/16/16!)... enviro: cat & dog, dust mites, mold; also, penicillin allergy & OAS (oral allergy syndrome) allergic asthma

Daughter, '07: no known allergies; exercise-induced asthma

Son, '10: dust mite & weed allergy; illness-induced asthma

Daughter, '13: no known allergies

Daughter, '18: no known allergies

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