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What Does Fuzeon Treat

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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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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 »

fuzeon cost

DEAR DON, WHAT IS THE MONTHLY COST OF FUZEON IN USA? AND WHAT WILL B IT IN INDIA INCLUDING ALL TAXES AND SHIPPING?WHAT I HAVE TO DO IF I WISH TO B A HIV SPECIALIST IN USA IN FUTURE? JUST NOW I AM A 4TH YR MBBS STUDENT IN INDIA.PLEASE GUIDE ME....
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
Titas,The average annual cost of Fuzeon in the US is about $20,000. Prices could vary based on pharmacy, public health pricing, ADAP pricing, etc. I have no idea what it would cost in India. You may want to check out various contact numbers for... Read more »

Fuzeon/Tipranavir/Viread

Greetings! Back around Jan. 1st. I started a salvage treatment. Fuzeon-Tipranavir-Viread-Norvir&Trizivir. I had VERY good results Viral load going from 500,000 down to under 500 and t-cells going from 155 up to 475 as of today. Heres the thing I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need to fess up to your doc so he/she can interpret the situation as accurately as possible. The Norvir is needed to make the Tipranavir effective and the Trizivir (3 drugs) may be a key part of your regimen. You need to work with your HIV doc... Read more »

fuzeon questionnn

hi carol. i'm a newly diagnosed hiv, 27 yr old, male, 811 cd4, 560 cd8 and viral load 100000. My doc ensures me i don t need treatment now, and ill get checked soon in feb again. My question about Fuzeon is: why only injected? and why only use...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Hi Luis, Fuzeon must be injected because the molecule is so large they were unable to make an oral pill that could be swallowed. Fuzeon is best used in a triple combination treatment with 2 other active HIV medications. It is not effective by... 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 »

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 in the Fall and would like to be prepared... Read more »

New Drug Fuzeon

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There's a lot of talk about "Fuzeon", a breakthrough fusion inhibitor. It has passed the clinical trial stage and is now in commercial production stage. Lately there has been talk about Roche/Trimeris not being able to make the numbers, due to a... Read more »