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Instructions for Enfuvirtide

When and How to Take Enfuvirtide

General considerations for when and how to take enfuvirtide include the following:
 
  • Enfuvirtide comes in the form of an injection. It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) of the upper arm, abdomen, or the front of the thigh twice daily.
     
  • Try to rotate the injection sites. Avoid any area of the skin that is irritated, broken, scarred, tattooed, or has any other problem or abnormality. Your healthcare provider can help you choose the best injection sites (those that do not have any large nerves or blood vessels).
     
  • Enfuvirtide comes as a dry powder that must be mixed with Sterile Water for Injection (which comes with it) before each dose. Be sure you know exactly how to prepare your enfuvirtide injection.
     
  • Try to take enfuvirtide at the same times every day to maintain an even level in your blood.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions on taking enfuvirtide. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing a resistance to the drug, thereby making it less effective.
     

Who Makes Enfuvirtide?

Enfuvirtide is made by Roche Pharmaceuticals.
 

Strengths of Enfuvirtide

Enfuvirtide comes in 108-mg, single-use vials. When mixed properly, these vials contain 90 mg of enfuvirtide per mL. The medication always comes with vials of Sterile Water for Injection that is mixed with the enfuvirtide powder (never use any other liquid, including tap water).
 

Is There a Generic Version of Enfuvirtide?

Currently, there are no generic versions of enfuvirtide licensed for sale (see Generic Fuzeon).
 

Enfuvirtide Drug Information

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