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Answers to Questions on Enfuvirtide

What If I Take an Overdose of Enfuvirtide?

It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose of enfuvirtide. If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Fuzeon Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should Enfuvirtide Be Stored?

Enfuvirtide should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Once you have mixed a vial of enfuvirtide, you may keep it in the refrigerator in the original vial for up to 24 hours (if you do not inject it right away).
 
Keep enfuvirtide and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Enfuvirtide?

It is very important that you not miss enfuvirtide doses. If you do not take your enfuvirtide as scheduled, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you are having trouble remembering to take your HIV medications.
 

How Does Enfuvirtide Work?

Enfuvirtide belongs to a group of medications known as fusion inhibitors. Because enfuvirtide works on the outside of cells, it is significantly different from most other types of HIV medications, which work on the inside of cells.
 
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS. Enfuvirtide works by stopping HIV from entering human cells. It does not allow the cell membranes (the outer coatings) of the virus and the human cell to fuse together, an important step necessary for HIV to enter the human cell. If HIV cannot enter human cells, it cannot reproduce itself. Enfuvirtide is not a cure for HIV or AIDS, however. Although it can help to stop HIV from infecting healthy cells in the body, enfuvirtide does not help cells that have already been infected with the virus.
 

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