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Fuzeon (Overview)

Fuzeon is a HIV fusion inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is there benefit of fuzeon (enfuvirtide) injections?

Is there benefit of fuzeon (enfuvirtide) injections?

Possibly: If Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) is not combined with 2 other drugs that also have activity against that person's hiv, resistance quickly develops and it stops working. So a new regimen needs to be carefully constructed using information on prior medications and HIV genotypes. It is an injection twice a day so people need to decide if this is right for them. Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) can be an important part of a new suppressive regimen. ...Read more

Fuzeon (Overview)

Fuzeon is a HIV fusion inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is there benefit of fuzeon (enfuvirtide) injections?

Possibly: If Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) is not combined with 2 other drugs that also have activity against that person's hiv, resistance quickly develops and it stops working. So a new regimen needs to be carefully constructed using information on prior medications and HIV genotypes. It is an injection twice a day so people need to decide if this is right for them. Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) can be an important part of a new suppressive regimen. ...Read more

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Is amyone familar with fuzeon (enfuvirtide) 90 mg 60 vials injection kit?

Is amyone familar with fuzeon (enfuvirtide) 90 mg 60 vials injection kit?

Yes: I have prescribed Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) for patients with highly resistant hiv. I have thought about using it for certain patients who had other complications, but it is difficult to use and requires committment. ...Read more

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What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injections used for?

What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injections used for?

Cimzia (certolizumab pegol): Certolizumab, a biological drug, very expensive, used to treat some auto-immune diseases in selected cases ...Read more

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Has anyone used peginterferon alpha 2B and temezolomide for melanoma?

Has anyone used peginterferon alpha 2B and temezolomide for melanoma?

Alone or in combo?: Both of these drugs have been used separately to treat metastatic or high risk melanoma. However, the combination of these two drugs must be considered experimental, without even knowledge of safe doses let alone efficacy. ...Read more

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What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection 2x200 mg used for?

What is cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection 2x200 mg used for?

Http://www.cimzia.com/: CIMZIA (certolizumab pegol) is a TNF-blocker used in adult patients to: 1) Lessen signs & symptoms of moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease; 2) Treat moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis; 3) Treat active psoriatic arthritis; 4) Treat active ankylosing spondylitis. For more info, see full prescribing information, as found at: http://www.cimzia.com/ ...Read more

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What is novorapid (insulin aspart)?

What is novorapid (insulin aspart)?

NovoRapid (insulin aspart) is Novolog: Novorapid (insulin aspart) is Insulin aspart, a rapid-acting Insulin analog (this means it's been biochemically engineered to be more rapid acting than regular human insulin). Novorapid (insulin aspart) is the name used outside the usa for this product. Here in the usa, it is known as novolog. ...Read more

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Infergen use after pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure appropriate?

Infergen use after pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure appropriate?

Not really: I am assuming you are asking about hepatits c treatment. Infergen is an old type of interferon. Data suggest that Infergen has little or no benefit after Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) failure. There are new oral medications. These medications (pills) along with Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) and Ribavirin has very good response rate, if you are infected with type i hepatitis c virus. Response rate is doubled from previous treatment. ...Read more

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Is the drug neulasta (pegfilgrastim) (pegrilgrastim) ever used for hodgkin disease?

Is the drug neulasta (pegfilgrastim) (pegrilgrastim) ever used for hodgkin disease?

Sometimes: Pegfilgrastim (neulasta) is white blood cell stimulant that can be used after chemotherapy to help the white blood cells recover. In some situations it could be used after chemotherapy for hodgkin disease. ...Read more

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What is the faslodex (fulvestrant) injection?

What is the faslodex (fulvestrant) injection?

Medicine for Cancer/: It is a medicine used for treatment of metastatic Breast Cancer. it blocks the hormones and is often used to control breast Cancer. ...Read more

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What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

2 versions 1 drug: They are the same drug except that the pegylation makes that drug longer acting, so it can be given less often. ...Read more

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Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

Is reyataz (atazanavir) an HIV prophylaxis drug?

No: Reyataz is the brand name for atazanavir, and belongs in the protease inhibitor of antiretroviral drugs. It is one of several other drugs that can be used to treat a person infected with hiv, but is not used for prophylaxis. ...Read more

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What are drug alternatives for casodex (bicalutamide)?

What are drug alternatives for casodex (bicalutamide)?

Multiple choices: Casodex is available as a generic, Eulexin was the first drug like it but with a higher risk of diarrhea. Finally Nilutamide is an option. Another option is to discuss with your urologic oncologist whether you need Casodex and for how long. This depends on why you are taking it (flare prevention or biochemical recurrence on Lupron (leuprolide) or similar injections). ...Read more

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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

No: Metformin is not known to be toxic to the kidneys. The concern may be when a patient has naturally kidney function and they take metformin. That person may then be at (rare, but still documented) risk of a condition called lactic acidosis - a potentially dangerous, body-wide build-up of lactic acid that interferes with the delivery with oxygen. ...Read more

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How effective is bydureon compared to victoza (liraglutide)?

How effective is bydureon compared to victoza (liraglutide)?

Not much different: Some minor differences but all in all, they are fine. Once/week vs. Once/day. The main thing is Bydureon (exenatide) takes 6-10 weeks to reach maximum strength so your numbers might be higher at the beginning. If you ride it out, you will be ok in 8 weeks. I use the two interchangeably depending on insurance coverage. ...Read more

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Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) a common drug used?

Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) a common drug used?

Yes: Used in breast cancer, lymphomas, sometimes myeloma, occasionally ovarian cancer. Probably one of the most common chemotherapy drugs used. ...Read more

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Enfuvirtide (Definition)

Enfurvitide is a HIV fusion inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more