Stuck at Home? Don't Forget to Check Your Auto-Injector's Expiration Date!

With so many of us home right now, it can be difficult to find ways to stay productive. Something that should be on every food allergic family's to-do list is checking your auto-injector's expiration date!


Epinephrine, of course, is the life-saving medication inside the auto-injector and has a shelf life of 18 months. That's why I do my best to keep the medication in as safe & stable of environment as possible while making sure it's up to date.


I received a friendly reminder by text from the pharmacy that it's still possible to renew my Auvi-Q prescription remotely and have my new medication delivered to my apartment.


Have you considered Auvi-Q?

For those of you not familiar with the Auvi-Q, it's an auto-injector from Kaléo that is becoming more and more accessible - as pointed out in a great blog from Nutrimom the other week. For qualifying families, it's available for little to no out-of-pocket cost. In my case, I paid $25 to renew my prescription.



I thought a helpful follow-up to her post would be to record my experience ordering my next set of Auvi-Q's so anyone that does decide it's the right option for their family can know what to expect when getting on the phone.





Manage Your Auto-Injector with the EpiCenter App


We're just days away from debuting the EpiCenter App for download & unveiling our physical device.


The EpiCenter App lets you add your auto-injector's expiration date so you can receive reminders when you're approaching renewal time.


We'll also be making our case available for pre-order. What is the EpiCenter Case? It's hardware designed to attach to your EpiPen or Auvi-Q (don't worry - there's more options on the way!) that wirelessly connects with our mobile app. The idea is that if/when you leave your medication behind, you'll receive a notification telling you to go back and retrieve your potentially life-saving medication.




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