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How Long Does Fuzeon Take To Work

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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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Doc lost paper work to contiue fuzeon and trial is over

I am sincerely concerned regarding being off fuzeon for a little over a week now. I was selected to be put on a fuzeon trial, which lasted 12 weeks and was sponsored by La Roche. A month before my trial was to end,I submitted my finanacial info....
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
Sorry to hear about your dilemma. I have a couple of thoughts for you. Keep in mind I don't know much about what it's like in Texas, but I'll give some generic advice that hopefully would apply no matter where someone lives. I see a... Read more »

Fuzeon Stability

How long is Fuzeon stable at room temp after mixing. In order to stay on schedule I need to be home every 12hrs. However, that is not always possible. The other problem I find is that some public rest rooms are not the best place to mix and...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
Fuzeon needs to be refrigerated after it is mixed which as you already know can take as little as 15 minutes or up to 45 or more.The official product insert says that Fuzeon should be refrigerated if not administered after it is diluted and ready to... Read more »

Fuzeon 2+ yrs - lumps not going away

Hi, Thanks for your reply - just to inform you as to the Nurse Connections" option:- I called them about 6mos ago and after having a lengthy discussion with the coordinator and the nurses that are available in my area (Eastern Long Island, NY...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Hi Rick,Thanks for the information on the "Nurse connection" program. I will check with the company rep in my region to see if there is any formal education on the bioinjector in the works. I think as soon as it becomes FDA approved... Read more »

FUZEON EFFICACY PERIOD

DEAR DON, IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THAT FUZEON IS WORKING WELL ENOUGH IN TRACKING DOWN THE VIRUS . BUT MY Q IS, FOR A FUZEON NAIVE PATIENT ,HOW MANY YEARS IT WILL WORK BEFORE THE VIRUS TURNS FUZEON RESISTANT? WHAT IS UR PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE ABOUT...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
Titas,Fuzeon is like other antiretroviral agents in that there are MANY things that can influence how long it will remain active (or conversely, how long it takes resistance to develop). Some of these factors are the individual's adherence to... 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 »

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 »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »