Epinephrine Options and Training
Learn about the epinephrine auto-injectors currently available on the market.
Current Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
Information on the current epinephrine auto-injectors is included below. Each product web site provides training videos on the specific device.
- Find detailed information about Auvi-Q® at www.auvi-q.com.
- Find detailed information about EpiPen® and EpiPenJr.® at www.epipen.com.
Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector (Authorized Generic of EpiPen®)
- Find detailed information about the authorized generic for EpiPen® at www.my-generic-epinephrine-auto-injector.com/en.
Epinephrine Auto-Injector (Authorized Generic of Adrenaclick® by Amneal Pharmaceuticals, formerly Impax Laboratories)
- Find detailed information about the authorized generic for Adrenaclick® at www.epinephrineautoinject.com.
Teva's Generic EpiPen® (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Auto-Injector
- Find detailed information about Teva's generic epinephrine auto-injectors, equivalent to EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors at www.tevaepinephrine.com.
Symjepi (epinephrine) Injection™
Find detailed information about Symjepi (epinephrine) injection™ at www.symjepi.com
Information for Consumers as of May 9, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared a national shortage of epinephrine auto-injectors affecting certain products on May 9, 2018.
Currently the following epinephrine auto-injectors are available and are not in a nationally declared shortage:
- Auvi-Q Adult (0.3 mg)
- Auvi-Q Child (0.15 mg)
- Auvi-Q Infant (0.1 mg)
According to the kaleo website, patients with prescriptions for Auvi-Q will be enrolled in kaleo’s direct delivery service and AUVI-Q will be shipped directly to you or your doctor's office with the best product dating. Commercially insured patientscan get AUVI-Q for $0 out of pocket through the kaleo direct delivery service. For more information call 1-877-30-AUVIQ or visit their website.
The following products are in a nationally declared shortage, according to both the FDA and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.
- EpiPen (0.3 mg)
- Authorized Generic EpiPen (0.3 mg)
- EpiPen Jr. (0.15 mg)
- Authorized Generic EpiPen Jr. (0.15 mg)
The above products from Mylan Pharmaceuticals are experiencing intermittent supply constraints due to manufacturing delays from the manufacturing partner, Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company. Mylan is receiving continual supply from MMT and expediting shipment to wholesalers upon receipt. Supply levels may vary across wholesalers and pharmacies. Patients who are experiencing difficulty accessing product should contact Mylan Customer Relations at 800-796-9526 for assistance in locating alternative pharmacies.
- Generic Adrenaclick Adult (0.3 mg)
- Generic Adrenaclick Child (0.15 mg)
The above products from Amneal Pharmaceuticals (formerly Impax Laboratories) are experiencing shortages due to problems with following good manufacturing practices. There is no estimated date for when more product may become available. Patients who carry these generic Adrenaclick auto-injectors are advised to look at the epinephrine solution through the viewing window of the auto-injector before use. If the solution is discolored (pinkish or brown color), cloudy, or contains particles, do not use the auto-injector and return it to your pharmacy for replacement. Please contact Impax Generics at 1-800-934-6729 if you have questions about this information.
Advice for Patients: Patients who are experiencing difficulties obtaining the epinephrine auto-injector of their choice due to the shortage should speak to their physicians about getting a prescription for a different auto-injector so that they can have a prescription filled promptly and there is no interruption in the accessibility of this medication. In absence of a current epinephrine auto-injector, patients may use an expired dose but should call 911 and receive medical treatment.
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