enfuvirtide - injection, Fuzeon
GENERIC NAME: ENFUVIRTIDE - INJECTION (en-FUE-vir-tide)
BRAND NAME(S): Fuzeon
USES: This medication is used in combination with other anti-HIV drugs to treat HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection.It works by blocking the HIV virus' ability to infect healthy immune cells (CD4 cells).This medication does not cure HIV. Patients treated with this medication may continue to acquire "opportunistic" infections associated with HIV. This product also does not prevent the spread of HIV to others through sexual contact, blood, or sharing of needles.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using enfuvirtide and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Inject this medication under the skin (subcutaneously) usually twice daily into the upper arm, thigh, or abdomen. Do not inject into the buttock or near the elbow, knee or groin. Rotate injection sites with each shot. Do not inject in or near bumps from past injections. Also, do not inject into moles, scars, bruises, tattoos, burn areas, or your belly button.For children, the dosage is based on their weight.If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.It is very important to continue using this medication (and other anti-HIV medications) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses.If you have a very serious allergic reaction to enfuvirtide, do not use it again (see Side Effects section).
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