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Generic: enfuvirtide
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It is used with other medicines to treat HIV
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.

This medicine causes injection site reactions. The reactions are usually mild to moderate, but can be severe. They usually happen within the first week of using the medicine and happen again as you keep using it. Each injection site reaction usually does not last longer than 7 days. The reactions may be worse when injections are given in the same place on the body or when the injection is given deeper than it should be (for example, into the muscle). Sometimes an injection site can get infected. Be sure to follow the instructions you get with this medicine. Following the instructions may help to lower your chance of getting an infection.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • an injections site reaction that is severe, infected, or in any way worrisome to you
  • breathing problems
  • cough
  • fever or chills

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • depressed mood
  • constipation
  • difficulty sleeping
  • mild or moderate injection site reaction, like bumps, hardened skin, or itching
  • muscle pain or weakness
  • pain or numbness in the feet or legs

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store the vials of medicine and the vials of water that have not been mixed at room temperature, between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). After the medicine and water have been mixed together, you can store the vial in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F) for up to 24 hours. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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