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General Information on Enfuvirtide

Generic Name : Enfuvirtide

Pronunciation : en-FUE-vir-tide

Latest prescription information about Enfuvirtide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antivirals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Enfuvirtide

International- Fuzeon.

Why is Enfuvirtide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antiretroviral agent, prescribed for HIV/AIDS. It works by decreasing the amount of HIV in the blood.

When should Enfuvirtide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Enfuvirtide?

SC: Adult- The recommended dose is 90 mg (1 ml) twice daily.

How should Enfuvirtide be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider subcutaneously (under the skin).

What are the warnings and precautions for Enfuvirtide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood clot or bleeding problems, smoking, lung disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and lactation.

It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Do not use contaminated fluid of this medication.

Avoid sexual contact, sharing of needles to prevent the spread of infection.

Patient may develop Immune Reconstitution Syndrome.

What are the side effects of Enfuvirtide?

  Local: Pain/discomfort, in duration, redness, lesions, itching and scars.
  Genitourinary: Kidney failure/inflammation.
  Blood: Decrease in blood cells.
  Metabolic: Increased sugar level, infections and weight loss.
  Central Nervous System: Taste disturbances, paralysis and loss of reflexes, include numbness, weakness, burning pain, depression, anxiety and suicide attempt.
  Heart: Heart attack.
  Gastrointestinal : Constipation, abdominal pain, loss of appetite and dry mouth.
  Liver: Liver inflammation/damage
  Respiratory: Lung disease, respiratory distress and cough.

What are the other precautions for Enfuvirtide?

Monitor complete blood counts, liver and kidney function during the treatment.

What are the storage conditions for Enfuvirtide?

Store it at room temperature (25C), and in an airtight container.

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