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Fuzeon Injection

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fuzeon injection questions

Hello Dr.Cohen, I am directing this question to you because I know you have been very involved with fuzeon. I have two questions-One: Sometimes when I inject the medicine - some blood will come from the injection site. If by accident I hit a vein...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Quest one. I would certainly agree that it is worth trying to avoid hitting a vein or a blood vessel for a couple of reasons. One is just that it is messy. However - if you are injecting this drug into your body - under the skin - even if you did... Read more »

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... Read more »

Effects of FUZEON injection

with The Body readers.I've been administering Fuzeon injections for 1 1/2 yrs and the... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Information About Alcohol Prep Pads Packaged With Fuzeon and Certain Other Injection Products

Genentech has issued the following Dear Healthcare Professional letter for users of Fuzeon and certain other other injection products: IMPORTANT DRUG WARNING IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION REGARDING ALCOHOL PREP PADS MANUFACTURED BY TRIAD... Read more »
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Ten Tips on Injecting Fuzeon

This material was developed independently through an unrestricted educational grant from Trimeris. Add the Fuzeon powder to the sterile water solution provided. To ensure that the powder dissolves completely into the solution, roll the vial... Read more »
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Companies Abandon Needle-Free Injection System for Fuzeon

Roche and Trimeris announced they are abandoning their efforts to gain FDA approval for a needle-free injection delivery system for their fusion inhibitor, Fuzeon (enfuvirtide, T20). Research and development of the Biojector 2000 system, which uses... Read more »
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The Essential Facts About Injections

This material was developed independently through an unrestricted educational grant from Trimeris. Table of Contents Introduction Why Does Fuzeon Have to Be Injected? What About Injection Site Reactions? You're Not Alone Fear of... 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 »

new to Fuzeon

Posted by Tscotty, 4 Replies
Last month after 13 years, millions of pills, and all the other stuff we go through - I saw "the" lab results indicating my complete resistance to every drug I have taken. Thursday I gave my first fuzeon injection -it sure was a scene. I actually... Read more »

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 »