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What Is Fuzeon

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... Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of 90 mg (1 ml) twice daily (every 12 hours) into the upper arm, thigh or abdomen. Can be taken with
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Stopping Fuzeon to Save Fuzeon

Dr Sherer,Having taken 5 yrs and 7 cocktails to find one that helped me achieve an undetecable, sometimes 400, VL thanks to Fuzeon, my ID Dr wants to stop Fuzeon - due to numerous Inj Site Reactions and loss of fat - for Raltegravir. Also, he wants...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
There is too little experience with these drugs to be confidant in any answer to the questions you are asking, but one recent report does suggest that the switch that your doctor is proposing is safe in the short term. At the recent CROI meeting,... Read more »

FUZEON _Con fuzeon!

Hi and Thank you for being there for all of us! Thank you for accepting a bit of colorful expression enclosed.I'm HIV+ for 161/2 years and I have CD4 of 397 and vl of 14,000 to 44,000 and I've had to change doctors lately (long history - but my Docs...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...and comments. It's always good to hear that our forums are informative and worth recommendation to others. Confusion (or confuzeon) is not unusual for people in your situation. I like the pun (though I'm sure that the folks at Roche might... 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 with a Biojector. It is painful and difficult and I am begining to feel abdominal pain all of the time from injection sites and depression, is it ever...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Dear David,Fuzeon can be a difficult drug to take. The biojector can be a godsend for many but for some even with this needleless device Fuzeon Read more »

eight days missed dose's of fuzeon

because of reason out of my control, insurance, doctors office personal ect.. I have been of of my Fuzeon going on eight days now. my concern now is what is this going to the effects of the Fuzeon once I can get back on it.I am still on my other hiv...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...does cover it again, you can start just like you did initially. Dose every 12 hours. It is unlikely you are resistant to the Fuzeon. Fuzeon has a short life in the blood stream. I am glad you continued your other HIV meds. I hope things get... Read more »
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Learn More About Fuzeon

...provider. To obtain the materials that cannot be downloaded, print this page and share it with your healthcare provider. What Is Fuzeon? Brochure -- This brochure provides information about Fuzeon: how it works, how it's taken and possible... Read more »
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Fuzeon: A Review of the First Entry Inhibitor

... This material was developed independently through an unrestricted educational grant from Trimeris. Fuzeon (T-20, enfuvirtide) is the first in a new class of anti-HIV meds called fusion inhibitors (also known as entry inhibitors).... Read more »
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Who Most Benefits From Fuzeon

...independently through an unrestricted educational grant from Trimeris. Is there one type of patient who would most benefit from Fuzeon? After analyzing the TORO studies, researchers discovered four factors that could statistically predict... Read more »
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How Does Fuzeon Work?

...glycoprotein into the CD4 cell wall, and that protein then acts like a zipper to bring HIV directly into contact with the CD4 cell. Fuzeon is like a piece of clothing that gets stuck in the zipper: When Fuzeon attaches to a specific part of... Read more »
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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 Read more »

ISR's w/T-20 Fuzeon suck

Posted by Scoot2Bfree, 3 Replies
It's a total pisser when you run out of spaces for injections. Have lipoatropahy, no body fat, ISR's are horrible but Dr's say last option as it's salvage therapy. Doing the Tibotec Duet TMC 125 NNRTI with/possible TMC 114 NRTI (placebo trial) thing... Read more »


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? 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 Read more »