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Sanofi Recalls Auvi-Q Injectors Used to Treat Anaphylaxis

Injectors may not deliver right amount of drug

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — All packs of Auvi-Q injectors are being recalled in the United States as some may not deliver the correct dose of epinephrine, according to a news release issued by Sanofi on Wednesday.

Sanofi said it has received 26 reports from the United States and Canada of inaccurate dosage delivery from the injectors, but none resulted in patient deaths.

The recall covers all Auvi-Q injectors, including the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals, retailers, and consumers. The products have lot numbers 2299596 through 3037230 and expiration dates of March 2016 through December 2016.

To learn how to return the injectors and to get more information, Sanofi said consumers can call 1-866-726-6340 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, or e-mail cs@sanofi.com. The company’s website has additional information. Patients with Auvi-Q injectors should immediately contact their doctor for a prescription for another epinephrine auto-injector, Sanofi said.

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