Allergy Shmallergy

Simplifying life for families with food allergies.

Epinephrine: How Do You Carry It? March 18, 2013

As parents of kids with food allergies, we are all familiar with EpiPens, spring-loaded epinephrine injectors used in cases of anaphylaxis.   While sometimes considered bulky, they are currently the staple delivery of emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions.

But twin brothers, Evan and Eric Edwards, themselves allergic to food have come up with a new device aimed at making carrying epinephrine more convenient.  After frequently forgetting their EpiPens, the brothers have invented an epinephrine delivery system the size of a smartphone. Called the Auvi-Q, the auto-injector is not only smaller and arguably more portable than the EpiPen but it also boasts automated voice instructions for those who may be too panicked to read written directions.

Do you find this more convenient to carry?  Which device would you use?

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5 Responses to “Epinephrine: How Do You Carry It?”

  1. We still have epi pens but I now have a trainer for the auvi q. It’s pretty cool and the kids said it’s easier to use.

  2. I have heard that this new product is called the alerject? But I am looking into trying it! A little leary about trying a product that could save my life, as the twin next has malfunctioned on me before!

    • malawer Says:

      A malfunction?! Ugh, how terrible!

      If you get more information on Alerject or have a review of it, I’d be happy to share it on Allergy Shmallergy.

      Good luck!

      Erin

  3. […] these days.  Up until recently, EpiPens ruled the marketplace.  But recently, a new product, Auvi-Q, has been getting a lot of […]

  4. […] these days.  Up until recently, EpiPens ruled the marketplace.  But recently, a new product, Auvi-Q, has been getting a lot of […]


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