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Medications Lexicon

FUZEON, 108MG, INJ.POWDER

Common uses

This medication is typically used for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

How to use this medication

This product must be injected under the skin (subcutaneously). Do not shake the container before use. To use:

  • once diluted following the manufacturer instructions, mix gently by rolling the vial between the palms of your hands;
  • measure the prescribed dose carefully with a syringe;
  • clean the skin at the injection site with an alcohol swab;
  • pinch the skin and inject the medication into the fold
Wait at least one week before injecting the same site again.

This medication is typically used twice a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.

It must be used regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects. Be sure to keep an adequate supply on hand. Dispose of used syringes and needles safely. Your pharmacist can tell you the best way to do this.

Possible side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause diarrhea;
  • it may cause unusual tiredness;
  • it may cause sleep disturbances or insomnia;
  • it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting;
  • it may cause numbness and discomfort in the arms or legs;
  • it may cause redness and swelling at the injection site.
Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage information

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of young children.

General information

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.

This document contains useful information for those taking this medication. It is not intended, in any way, to replace the advice of a trained health professional. For more information, consult the manufacturer's literature, where you will find additional information about uncommon side effects as well as contraindications associated with this product.

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