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Enfuvirtide Side Effects

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AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

... What Is Enfuvirtide? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Enfuvirtide Taken? What Are The Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Enfuvirtide? Enfuvirtide, also called FuzeonĀ® or T-20, is a drug used for antiviral therapy. It is manufactured by Roche and Trimeris. Enfuvirtide is the
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Can T-20 be effective after treatment stoppage?

My brother started T-20 last Wednesday and on Monday stopped as he in addition to the rest of the family became bedridden with the flu. How effective will T-20 be when he resumes treatment or has the flu just blown any chance of success because of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Starting and stopping T-20 as you describe should not be a problem if not repeated too often. I don't think his chances to respond are blown. KH Read more »

Side effects of T-20: flu like symptoms, cough, weakness, fatigue ??

Three months ago I added Fuzeon (T-20) to my HAART (Epivir,Viread,Tipranavir,Nor-vir,Invirase).After a month I came down with flue like symtoms which lasted for about 2 months.The worst part was a total weakness in my muscles and a feeling of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Almost every patient on T-20 gets some injection site reactions while in only about 5% of cases are they severe enough to cause the patient to stop the T-20. Read more »

Fuzeon (T-20) Side effects

Dear Doctors,My partner (Chris) has been positive since 1995. His doctor told us about Fuzeon last year, as he had developed resistance to every med available. His condition this past year has steadily deteriorated. Currently, his T cells are at...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...partner's doc may want to discuss the details with someoen from Roche to pin-down the likelihood that it was indeed a Fuzeon side effect given the limited treatment choices that are available. Sometimes fever is seen paradoxically when a person... Read more »

fuzeon- what next

I have been on fuzeon now for five months. I am in a study where I was able to begin injecting with a Biojector. It is painful and difficult and I am begining to feel abdominal pain all of the time from injection sites and depression, is it ever...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...David-Thanks for your post. I'm sorry to hear about your difficulties.Unfortunately, you're one of the many patients who have side effects from enfuvirtide (T20, Fuzeon). For many, the Biojector delivery system (still experimental), has helped;... Read more »
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The Body PRO

Enfuvirtide Safe and Effective for Adolescents

...female, and roughly half were white race and half black. About 40% were of Hispanic ethnicity. Their baseline viral load was about 200,000, and their CD4 counts were about 70. At week 24, 71% were still on enfuvirtide. There were a variety of... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

... en-FYOO-vir-tide --> Brand Name: Fuzeon Other Name(s): DP 178, DP178, Enfuvirtida, Pentafuside, T 20, T-20, T20 Drug Class: Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Enfuvirtide, also known as Fuzeon or T-20, is a type of medicine called Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Fuzeon

...Pharmaceuticals and Trimeris, www.rocheusa.com , www.trimeris.com , www.fuzeon.com , 1 (877) 4-FUZEON (438-9366) Potential side effects and toxicity: The most common are Injection Site Reactions (ISRs), which occur in virtually all... Read more »
The Body PRO

No Lipodystrophy Yet Seen With Regimens Including Enfuvirtide

...impact -- and perhaps a trend actually favoring the arm containing enfuvirtide for less fat redistribution and other adverse effects. Specifically, the rate was 11.7% for all adverse events of this type (lipodystrophy, diabetes, heart disease and... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...characteristics * Whether they were infected with a less aggressive strain of the virus * If their genes may protect them from the effects of HIV Scientists hope that understanding the body's natural method of controlling infection may... Read more »

T-20

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Would like to know if anyone has tried T-20, and what kind of results and side effects have you experienced. Any information would be appreciated as I will problably be going on it soon as part of salvage therapy. Read more »