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Dec 22, 2006

typed in injection site reactions on google. 1.5 million sites. none benificial for my reactions to fuzeon. hard to believe. great drug for fat people.

Response from Ms. Salisbury

Hi, Injection site reactions (ISRs) are the most common concern with Fuzeon. They can be minimized with some faily easy measures. Try to let the Fuzeon warm to room temperature and make sure it is clear. Mix 2 doses at a time and put second one in refrigerator until needed. Clean the site of injection and avoid previous areas that are lumpy or irritated. Rotation of sites is very important. Utilize all fatty tissue areas on your body. Apply warm cloth and massage 3 to 5 minutes prior to injection. Inject with bevel down and very slowly over 1-2 minutes. To finish massage site again 3 to 5 minutes and apply ice or warm cloth (which ever feels better).

Fuzeon is a great HIV drug and will improve immune function fairy quickly. It will also not interact with your other HIV meds. People on Fuzeon complain of other side effects less often such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fatigue. Keep the faith. Merry Christmas. Carol

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