for Veterans and the Public
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.
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Approved adult dosing
90 mg (in 1 mL solution) injection
one injection under the skin Fuzeon two times a day
Notes on taking this medication
- One vial contains a white powder, which is the medication (enfuvirtide, Fuzeon); another vial contains sterile water; withdraw the water with a syringe and mix into the vial with the enfuvirtide
- You can prepare two 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 enfuvirtide
- Draw enfuvirtide solution into the syringe only when you are ready to inject
- Rotate injection sites for each injection
- Never inject enfuvirtide into a vein or muscle
Possible side effects
- 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
See accompanying chart: Tips for Common Side Effects
Disclaimer: This information is not meant to substitute for advice from your medical provider or pharmacist. If you have any questions about your medication dosing, talk to your medical provider or pharmacist.