enfuvirtide, T-20 (Fuzeon)
Type of Drug: Fusion Inhibitor
Fusion inhibitors work by stopping the HIV virus from getting into your body's healthy cells in the first place.
Approved adult dosing
90 mg (in 1 mL solution) injection
one injection under the skin, two times a day
Notes on taking this medication
- One vial contains a white powder, which is the medication (Fuzeon); another vial contains sterile water; withdraw the water with a syringe and mix into the vial with the Fuzeon
- You can prepare both doses at the same time, but should store the second vial in a refrigerator for use later on the same day
- Keep uncapped vial tops, syringes, and your hands clean while preparing Fuzeon
- Draw Fuzeon solution into the syringe only when you are ready to inject
- Rotate injection sites for each injection
- Never inject Fuzeon into a vein or muscle
- At injection site: redness; pain or tenderness; swelling; bumps; hardening of skin
- Very rare serious allergic reactions: symptoms include trouble breathing; fever with vomiting and rash; swollen feet
SOURCE: United States Department of Veterans Affairs. "Drug Dosing Toolkit, Fuzeon (enfuvirtide, T-20)."
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