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Long Term Side Effects Of Fuzeon

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Fuzeon - Side Effects - Long Term

I have been using Fuzeon since it was first approved. Over time, my injection site reactions seem to have become worse. They are more painful and last longer. Also, recent blood testing shows elevated CPK levels (which seems to be a side effect...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing your injection sites are also an issue. I would recommend the "Nurse Connection" which is a free service to patients on Fuzeon. Your practitioner could make a referral to the service or you could call 1-888-321-2233 for information on how to... Read more »

HIV Meds causing Diadetes

I am a 13 yr survivor of AIDS and have recently been diagnosed with adult onset diabetes. I think... Read more »

fuzeon- what next

I have been on fuzeon now for five months. I am in a study where I was able to begin injecting... Read more »
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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fuzeon (T-20, Enfuvirtide)

...submitting your questions! Moderator 1: Throughout the chat, we hope you'll also answer the poll questions you see on the left side of your chat screen. We'll post the poll results along with the full chat transcript later this week. Moderator... Read more »
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...Pharmaceuticals and Trimeris, , , , 1 (877) 4-FUZEON (438-9366) Potential side effects and toxicity: The most common are Injection Site Reactions (ISRs), which occur in virtually all... Read more »
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Integrase Inhibitor '572 Tested Against Raltegravir-Resistant HIV

...out of 27 participants (78%) had their viral load fall to 400 copies/ml or less or had their viral load fall by 0.7 log. Side Effects Participants in this study had weak immune systems and sometimes it is difficult to separate drug side... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her meds. This does not seem lke a long term solution unless she intends to stay with her mother. The doctors strongly advised her to stay in the... Read more »

Resistant, then what? How many lines of therapy?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Anyone have an answer on this? I'm generally trying to get an idea of just how long meds will work in general. When is it considered "salvage" and once you get there, does this mean your days are numbered? What meds are coming down the pike... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...give her one year, without six months. Three young children 12 through five (she is only 26). I don't think he has really considered what this will mean and her self esteem is so low she has just decided that this is the hand that fate dealt her.... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies a nightmare that I can't wake up from. For now, I am feeling hopeful again that I can continue to live and the fear is subsiding somewhat. Has anyone else ever been as morbid as this or am I just a misfit. Read more »