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Generic name: Enfuvirtide


Roche Laboratories (Fuzeon)
Trimeris (Generic)

What it does:
Helps prevent replication of HIV

Traditional dosage:
Injection of 90 mg in the upper arm, upper leg, or stomach, twice daily.

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Some people use the Biojector 2000, a needle-free device, to administer Fuzeon, but it can cause nerve pain, tingling, bruising, and collection of blood under the skin.

Side effects:
Most serious:
cutaneous amyloidosis at injection site; itching, swelling, redness, pain or tenderness; hardened skin, bumps at the site of injection; allergic reactions; bacterial pneumonia
Other: pain and numbness in feet or legs, loss of sleep, depression, decreased appetite, sinus problems, enlarged lymph nodes, weight decrease, loss of strength, muscle pain, constipation, pancreas problems

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