Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide) Injection is used to help decrease the amount of HIV in your body. It is used along with other HIV medications to help control the infection. Controlling HIV infection may help your immune system work well.
This medication will lower your chance of getting HIV complications like cancer or new infection. This as well will help improve the quality of your life.
How does Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide) Injection work?
Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide) Injection works by stopping the HIV virus from entering CD4 cells. It binds to a protein on the outside of the virus that helps the virus attach to the CD4 cells. When this drug bounds to this protein, the virus are prevented from fusing with the CD4 cell membrane. This stops it injecting its genetic material into the cell. The virus can only reproduce and increase in numbers once its genetic material is inside CD4 cells. Therefore, this drug stops the virus from reproducing.
Why use Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide) Injection?
Fuzeon Injection contains an active ingredient of Enfuvirtide. It is a type of anti-HIV medicine known as a fusion inhibitor.
This medication is a white to off-white, sterile, and lyophilized powder. Each single-vial contains 108 mg of Enfuvirtide. It is for the delivery of 90 mg. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.
How to use Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide) Injection?
The dosage depends on your medical condition and response to the treatment. Remember to take it exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take it more than the prescription to avoid some complications.
It is usually taken twice a day to be injected under the skin or subcutaneously. Do not inject into the buttock or near the elbow. It must be into the upper arm, abdomen, or thigh. Rotate each injection site with each shot.
What are the side-effects of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide) Injection?
- Hardened skin
- Bumps at the injection site
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Muscle pain
- Sleep problems
- Tired feeling
- Loss of strength
Warnings and Precautions
- Tell your doctor about the medical history that you have before using this drug.
- The dosage of this drug for children must be based on their weight.
- Do not use this in or near bumps from past injections. Do not also inject this into scars, moles, tattoos, burn areas or your belly button.
- Check this product visually for particles for discoloration before using.