Children's Primary Care Medical Group Announces Recall of Common Allergy Medication

Top Quote This medication is important for children who have severe adverse reactions to allergens and CPCMG is offering parents a prescription for a safer, alternative device that can be used to protect their children. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 25, 2015 - San Diego, California : Children's Primary Care Medical Group, or CPCMG, announces they are offering a prescription for alternative devices for children who were prescribed an Auvi-Q injection for severe allergic reactions. This alternative prescription is being offered to parents of children who originally were prescribed an "epi-pen," which is an injection given when the child is exposed to an allergen known to cause a severe reaction.

    Sonofi, the maker of the device, voluntarily recalled the Auvi-Q due to possible inaccurate dosage delivery problems. All of the Auvi-Q devices are being recalled, including both strengths of 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg.

    The defective devices have reportedly administered incorrect dosages of the medication epinephrine. Patients who are experiencing a serious allergic reaction can suffer from anaphylaxis as a result, which can be a life threatening condition. There have been 26 reported instances of possible device malfunctions, although none of these have resulted in a fatality. However, because there are other medications that can be used in its place, CPCMG is taking the right steps to ensure their patients have a safer alternative.

    Parents who would like more information about this recall or would like a new prescription from their child's pediatrician may visit the CPCMG website or visit their local CPCMG facility.

    About Children's Primary Care Medical Group:
    Children's Primary Care Medical Group has served the families of San Diego and southern Riverside since 1995. During those two decades, the practice has grown to include 20 practice sites and more than 100 pediatricians. CPCMG has served more than 100,000 families and ensured their children are taken care of by some of the best pediatricians in the San Diego region.

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