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Fuzeon Injection Swelling

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...side effects and toxicity: The most common are Injection Site Reactions (ISRs), which occur in virtually all patients. The severity of reaction is variable, and for most is mild to moderate. Symptoms could include itching, swelling, redness, pain or tenderness, hardened skin or bumps. Bumps termed "nodules" seem to occur more frequently and severely in areas of high muscle mass (most notably the center of the stomach -- the abs -- and the...
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Fuzeon Injection site welts, can they be avoided?

I'm taking Fuzeon and the injection sites often swell for days and leave noticable hard tissue under the skin, which appears as a welt or bump. I'm really muscular and have not got much fat. Are there any ways to avoid the bumps and welts? Twice a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...more comfortable. There is also a needle-free carbon dioxide-powered device called a Biojector 2000 that is being tested with Fuzeon. It was hoped that the needleless device would decrease injection site reactions; however it appears the... Read more »

Effects of FUZEON injection

PLease share with The Body readers.I've been administering Fuzeon injections for 1 1/2 yrs and the injections sites were really getting me down. I've recently been using BIOJECTOR - this administers the FUZEON with compressed air! The reactions...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for sharing that information. KH Read more »

fuzeon bioinjector trauma???????

I have been on Fuzeon injections for approximately 3 years not beginning in a study at that time. 6 months ago I switched to the bioinjector as the next level of treatment reportedly making it simpler and needle-free etc. Last week I gave myself my...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...general public. The study coordinators should help you decide along with your practitioner if the bioinjector is right for you. Fuzeon can be delivered through a Sub-Q injection into the fatty tissue under your skin. I hope this does not cause... Read more »

injection site reactions Fuseon

I have been on Fuseon for over a year now and I get horrible injection site reactions. My skin has become like rubber and it gets harder to find an area to inject inot that 12 hours later will not be the size of a coaster, hurt like hell and be...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...Hi, Your question was referred to me by Dr Pierone because I answer questions specificaaly in regards to Fuzeon. I would like to review some of the techniques that can improve injections site reactions. 1. Make sure Fuzeon is room temperature Read more »
The Body

The Essential Facts About Injections

...point. They are usually mild to moderate, but occasionally may be severe. Injection site reactions include redness, itching and swelling. You may also feel pain, tenderness, hardened skin or bumps around the area you have injected, although each... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...everybody who uses enfuvirtide gets these reactions. They can be very mild, such as slight redness. They can include itching, swelling, pain, hardened skin, or hard lumps. Each reaction might last up to a week. With two injections each day,... Read more »
The Body

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fuzeon (T-20, Enfuvirtide) Reply from Greg Braxton: My [injection] site reactions are generally quite mild. Occasionally I will have some minor swelling and a bruise. This may happen maybe once a month and only lasts for a few days. Right now I cannot actually see... Read more »
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Companies Abandon Needle-Free Injection System for Fuzeon

...used mostly by people with extensive treatment experience, and often causes injection site reactions, ranging from redness to swelling to forming nodules. Many people are fearful of needles as well. It was hoped that the Biojector system would... 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 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 Read more »


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? Read more »