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Side Effects of Enfuvirtide

The most commonly reported side effects of enfuvirtide include reactions at the injection site (such as pain, redness, and itching). In most cases, these side effects are minor and can be easily treated. However, if you develop more serious enfuvirtide side effects (such as signs of pneumonia, kidney problems, or depression), you should notify your healthcare provider right away.

Side Effects of Enfuvirtide: An Introduction

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with enfuvirtide (Fuzeon®). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with enfuvirtide. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of enfuvirtide side effects with you.)

Side Effects of Enfuvirtide to Report

There are a number of side effects with enfuvirtide that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of a skin infection, such as oozing, skin warmth, swelling, or increased redness or pain
  • Signs of pneumonia (coughing, fever, rapid breathing, and shortness of breath)
  • Kidney problems
  • Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or any other changes in mental health
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as a rash, hives, itching, swelling of the mouth or throat, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.

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