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Enfuvirtide Drug Information

Healthcare providers prescribe enfuvirtide (Fuzeon®) in combination with other drugs as a treatment for HIV and AIDS. This medication is usually reserved for people who have tried other HIV medications without success.
 
Enfuvirtide belongs to a group of medications known as fusion inhibitors. It differs from other HIV medications in a couple of ways. First, it is not taken by mouth; instead, it must be injected just under the skin twice daily. The way the drug works is also different. While most other types of HIV medications work on the inside of cells, enfuvirtide works on the outside of cells, preventing HIV from entering the cells and multiplying.
 
Prior to beginning treatment with enfuvirtide, inform your healthcare provider about all other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking. This medicine is not right for everyone, and your healthcare provider will need this information to make sure that this is the right treatment for you.
 
(Click Enfuvirtide for more information on this drug, including common side effects, generic availability, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)
 

Enfuvirtide Drug Information

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