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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): T-20 Drug Class: Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Enfuvirtide causes injection site reactions. Almost all people get injection site reactions with enfuvirtide, which usually are mild to moderate but occasionally can be severe. Reactions on the skin where enfuvirtide is injected include: Itching. Swelling. Redness. ...
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Injection of T-20 (Enfuvirtide)

Hello, I'm a physician treating a patient with T-20. The injections have been causing him reactions at the site - namely erythema, nodules, pruritus, ecchymosis, pain and discomfort. What techniques do you use or recommend to lessen these...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some patients have reported less ISRs with use of the BioInjector system for Fuzeon (an air gun). Cooling the inject site with ice packs for some while for others heat/message has helped. Since there likely will be a number of new HIV drugs active... Read more »

FUZEON _Con fuzeon!

Hi and Thank you for being there for all of us! Thank you for accepting a bit of colorful expression enclosed.I'm HIV+ for 161/2 years and I have CD4 of 397 and vl of 14,000 to 44,000 and I've had to change doctors lately (long history -...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post and comments. It's always good to hear that our forums are informative and worth recommendation to others. Confusion (or confuzeon) is not unusual for people in your situation. I like the pun (though I'm sure... 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 »

When to stop Fuzeon

I have been using Fuzeon (T-20) since it became available under expanded access. Recently my HIV Health care provider attended a conference in New Orleans, and contacted me from this conference to stop my fusion inhibitator. While using Fuzeon my VL...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
You ask some pretty tough questions that I can't fully answer because I really don't know enough about your history to render an educated response. I'm sure your provider has a solid plan for you and I'd follow his/her... Read more »
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FUZEON

Posted by Monchhichi, 2 Replies
Just a question I want to get feedback on...To anyone on Fuzeon...What type of side effects are you getting and injection site reactions? Does anyone have any tips they can give on ISR's? My husband has been on Fuzeon for over a year now and any... Read more »

New Fuzeon needles

Posted by Monchhichi
Just wanting to se what everyone who is on Fuzeon thinks of the new needles that are being supplied with the kit. Do you like them better or not? I know I personally do not like them. My husbands doctor is wondering and hopefully your input will... Read more »

Question about flying with Fuzeon and needles

Posted by rickincattco, 2 Replies
I would like to hear about peoples experiences with flying with Fuzeon viles and needles. With the events of last week I am wondering if any of those experiences will get worse. I am planning a trip in the Fall and would like to be prepared... Read more »

New Drug Fuzeon

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There's a lot of talk about "Fuzeon", a breakthrough fusion inhibitor. It has passed the clinical trial stage and is now in commercial production stage. Lately there has been talk about Roche/Trimeris not being able to make the numbers, due to a... Read more »