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longevity of fuzeon
Sep 19, 2005

occasionally i have a vial of fuzeon made up which i forget to take, noticing it several hours later or perhaps the next morning. is it still worth taking when it has been out of the fridge for 3, 6 or 12 hours?

Response from Mr. Kurtyka

The official instructions state that Fuzeon should be used immediately after being reconstituted or must be refrigerated (for up to 24 hours). There are no preservatives in the mixture, so there's always the risk of infection if left at room temperature for any length of time. So to simply answer your question, I'd say "no ... do not use the Fuzeon if it's been mixed and out of the fridge for 3-12 hours."

However, I'm more concerned that you are missing doses! If the Fuzeon is sitting out on the counter, then that means the levels of the medicine in your body are probably not adequate. What can you do to make sure that you don't forget doses? Have you tried an alarm watch, alarm clock, sticky notes, friendly reminder from a spouse/partner/friend/family member? Remember that missed (and late) doses can lead to the development of resistance ... something you definately want to avoid if at all possible!


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