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Fuzeon Enfuvirtide

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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 a fusion inhibitor. Fusion inhibitors work by blocking HIV from entering human cells. HIV/AIDS-Related
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Pill form for T-20/Fuzeon

Is TMC 114 supposed to be the replacement for Fuzeon? Is there pill for in the near future to replace the needle injections?Thanks
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...Lexiva, and Kaletra. They stop the virus from completing one of the last formation steps to become active. It will not replace Fuzeon. Fuzeon is the only fusion inhibitor-it prevents the virus from penetrating/infecting the T-cells. Fuzeon... 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
...A small percentage of people (< 1%)who take T-20 (Fuzeon) develop an hypersensitivity reaction to it. If they are re-challenged it usually occurs again immediately. Your partner's Read more »

Fatigue and Fuzeon (T20)

Dr. Bob,Over the last several years, I have watched my partner of 3 years gradually decline from a working person with HIV, to having to quit his job when his status was changed to "AIDS". The last year has been especially difficult. Things have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and consequently, our experience with the drug is somewhat limited. I have not personally seen "uncontrollable fevers" with T-20, but that doesn't mean it's not possible. "Drug fever" can occur with many agents. Did your partner's fevers subside... Read more »

Fuzeon Side Effects

Hi Dr. Boyle, I am currently fighting hyperlipidemia on my current cocktail. I was curious to know if T-20 has side effects that affect your cholesterol and triglycerides? Thank you. Todd
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...None are known at this point and overall Fuzeon (enfuvirtide, T-20) appears to have little systemic toxicity. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20) Accelerated to Traditional Approval/Label Revisions

...FDA approved, on October 15, 2004, a supplemental new drug application for Fuzeon (enfuvirtide, also known as T-20) injection, in combination with other antiretroviral agents, for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

... Nombre de Marca: Fuzeon Nombre Común: enfuvirtide (ENF) o T-20 Clase: Inhibidor de fusión Dosis estándar: Una inyección de 90 mg (1 ml subcutánea, debajo Read more »
The Body

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fuzeon (T-20, Enfuvirtide)

...would you like to go first? Reply from Don Kurtyka (Nurse Practitioner): Sure ... I have been involved in HIV care for the last 20 years. I've been a nurse practitioner providing primary HIV and specialty HIV care for the last 12 years in Tampa.... Read more »
The Body

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fuzeon (T-20, Enfuvirtide)

... Following is the full transcript of The Body's live chat on Fuzeon (T-20, enfuvirtide), which took place on Oct. 25, 2004, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Roche and Trimeris, the makers Read more »
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ISR's w/T-20 Fuzeon suck

Posted by Scoot2Bfree, 3 Replies
It's a total pisser when you run out of spaces for injections. Have lipoatropahy, no body fat, ISR's are horrible but Dr's say last option as it's salvage therapy. Doing the Tibotec Duet TMC 125 NNRTI with/possible TMC 114 NRTI (placebo trial) thing... Read more »

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 »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Fosamprenavir (Lexiva) FDA also has introduced a third new class of drugs, known at fusion inhibitors, to treat HIV infection. Fuzeon (enfuvirtide or T-20), the first approved fusion inhibitor, works by interfering with HIV-1's ability to enter... Read more »