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How Do I Get A Prescription For Fusion Inhibitors

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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 Uses Enfuvirtide was approved by the
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Dr. Young

In your opinion, will the future of drug therapy lean towards fusion inhibitors?Also, just how much of a breakthrough do you think integrase inhibitors will be for treatment (hoping Dr. Young can polish his crystal ball)>?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...crystal ball has quite a few cracks and is tough to polish (or was that Polish, in honor of this Fall's meeting in Warsaw?).Fusion inhibitors to date are limited by the fact that they have to be injected-- this imposes some serious limitations to... Read more »

Starting Fuzeon

I asked the following question and was appeanantly misunderstood. The question could be restated as how do we know when a treatment should be started and what is the patient's role in this decision.The question: I am the first consumer member of the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...medications that are this expensive-- fortunately for this discussion, only a limited number of persons actually need this "early" fusion inhibitor. Additionally, because of the expense, you probably can figure that only experienced HIV treaters... Read more »

fusion inhibitors

Is there a pill form of any fusion inhibitors coming soon?
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
...Fuzeon is the only fusion inhibitor currently approved by the FDA. Fusion inhibitors are part of a bigger classification of drugs called entry inhibitors Read more »

Fusion inhibitors

I would very much like to know if fusion inhibitors are going to produce loss or fat acumulations like protease inh., and if the new Tenofovir has more of these kind of side effects than other transcriptase inhibitors. Thank you
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...T-20 (the only fusion inhibitor in wide use) has not been associated with lipodystrophy yet. Since it works extracellularly there is hope that some Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri)

... mah-RAV-er-rock Brand Name: Selzentry Other Name(s): Celsentri, MVC, UK-427,857 Drug Class: Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Maraviroc, also known as Selzentry, is a type of medicine called an entry inhibitor. Entry inhibitors... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

... Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors in Development Drugs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Protease Inhibitors in Development

...Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs or non-nukes) Fact Sheet 460 : attachment and fusion inhibitors Fact Sheet 470 : new classes of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs Fact Sheet 480 : immune therapies ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

...nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 440 : protease inhibitors Fact Sheet 460 : attachment and fusion inhibitors Fact Sheet 470 : new classes of antiretroviral drugs Fact Sheet 480 : immune therapies ... Read more »
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"Prescription coupon".

Posted by raymondadams, 1 Reply
Text TXTCPN to 386266 to get a pharmaceutical coupon sent to you that works at CVS and Wal-mart. Read more »

Illegal Prescriptions

Posted by kim_b, 1 Reply
...Recently, my pharmacist has bben filling my prescriptions at a discounted price....this seems wonderful considering how expensive my HMO is regarding these meds. However, I never paid Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...best have been described as "PAART," since it was only partially active for me. In 2002 I enrolled in a trial of the first fusion inhibitor, T-20 (Fuzeon), after nagging investigators and the companies developing the drug (Roche and Trimeris)... Read more »

Fusion Inhibitor News?

Posted by Anonymous
...Does anyone know if the fusion inhibitor trials (phase III) are going OK, or where to go for an update? Last I heard 700 patients in 100 countries were in the Read more »