To date before the Evzio, epinephrine was the only medication to come in an auto injector form. Glucagon comes in a semi auto-injector form but requires the use of a preloaded syringe to be added to a preloaded vial to activate the medication and then the user must draw up the glucagon into the syringe and inject it manually. My point is, saying auto-injector often makes people think of an epinephrine auto-injector. With the Evzio making it's debut, I think the most important thing is that food allergic people are aware of the new auto-injector and what it contains. Once it makes its way onto shelves the last thing we need people doing it is buying it because they think it is epinephrine. If you are having an anaphylactic reaction and someone tries to give you the Evzio, stop them! Also, don't be afraid to educate people on the difference. The truth is, the medicine in the Evzio saves a lot of lives just like the Auvi-Q, the more people who know how to give both, the more effective they will be and the more lives they can save.
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