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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Enfuvirtide?

(en FYOO vir tide)

• This medicine is used to treat HIV infection.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• Do not run out of this medicine.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• To protect against sexually-transmitted diseases, use a latex condom.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

• Breast-feeding is not recommended in HIV disease in the U.S.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Depression.

• Inability to sleep.

• Nervous and excitable.

• Not hungry.

• Pneumonia.

• Short-term discomfort after use.

• Irritated pancreas can rarely occur.

• Irritation where the shot is given.

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