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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
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Injection of T-20 (Enfuvirtide)

Hello, I'm a physician treating a patient with T-20. The injections have been causing him reactions at the site - namely erythema, nodules, pruritus, ecchymosis, pain and discomfort. What techniques do you use or recommend to lessen these ISR's? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some patients have reported less ISRs with use of the BioInjector system for Fuzeon (an air gun). Cooling the inject site with ice packs for some while for others heat/message has helped. Since there likely will be a number of new HIV drugs active... Read more »

T20- Pentafuside para cuando disponible?

Estimado Doc, ayer escuche en las noticias que uno de los nuevos farmacos antivirales inhibidores de la fusion del virus a la celula llamado T20 Pentafuside ,se encuentra en ultima etapa de experimentacin clinica. Estima usted aproximadamente cuando...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...Hola Santiago,T-20, ahora conocido tambin como su nombre nuevo"Enfuvirtide," forma parte de una clase nueva de drogas llamadas inhibidores de fusin. Como usted describe, T-20 bloquea fsicamente la capacidad Read more »


is fuzeon going to be available in pill formin near future?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Fuzeon (T-20, enfuvirtide) must be taken as an injection. The company had been working on a form that might be taken less often, but an injection nonetheless.Best,Eric Read more »

T-20 Clinical Trial for treatment naive

Hi, thanks for all your information regarding Fusion Inhibitors.I've recently been diagnosed with HIV (12/11/06). My numbers are right at "treatment" levels (CD4 336/19%, VL 286000). I have my second set of numbers run next month to establish my...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Hi, I am quite interested in this study you speak of. I would love to get more information. What a great study design! Fuzeon has the ability to prevent viral entry and it would be a great drug regimen when given with other HIV drugs in naive... Read more »
The Body

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fuzeon (T-20, Enfuvirtide)

...would you like to go first? Reply from Don Kurtyka (Nurse Practitioner): Sure ... I have been involved in HIV care for the last 20 years. I've been a nurse practitioner providing primary HIV and specialty HIV care for the last 12 years in Tampa.... Read more »
The Body

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fuzeon (T-20, Enfuvirtide)

... Following is the full transcript of The Body's live chat on Fuzeon (T-20, enfuvirtide), which took place on Oct. 25, 2004, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Roche and Trimeris, the makers Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

... What Is Enfuvirtide? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Enfuvirtide Taken? What Are The Side Effects? How Does It React... With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Enfuvirtide? Enfuvirtide, also called... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20) Accelerated to Traditional Approval/Label Revisions

...FDA approved, on October 15, 2004, a supplemental new drug application for Fuzeon (enfuvirtide, also known as T-20) injection, in combination with other antiretroviral agents, for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment Read more »
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Anyone else on T-20?

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
...Looking for anyone else who is also on T-20, to compare notes, results. There aren't many of us on it, and it's lonely out here. princealbert Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Would like to know if anyone has tried T-20, and what kind of results and side effects have you experienced. Any information would be appreciated as I will problably be Read more »

any T-20 experience

Posted by princealbert
Has anyone out there ever tried T20? My doc just suggested it, if it's available, and my response was that I'm so burned out on meds that I fail on, injecting twice a day, a refrigerated med would wear me down. I'd love to hear ANY experience anyone... Read more »

Anyone else on T-20?

Posted by princealbert, 3 Replies
...I've been on T-20 for about 6 weeks now, no great results yet, just difficulty finding spots to inject. Would love to hear from anyone else on Read more »