Fuzeon Dosage

The recommended Fuzeon dosage will depend on several factors, such as age, weight, and other medications you are taking. When treating adults, the recommended dose is 90 mg injected twice daily just under the skin of the upper arm, abdomen, or the top of the thighs. The Fuzeon dosage for children will be calculated based on their weight.

Fuzeon Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of Fuzeon® (enfuvirtide) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Your weight (for children)
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Fuzeon Dosage for Adults

The recommended dose of Fuzeon for treating adults with HIV or AIDS is Fuzeon 90 mg (1 mL) injected twice daily just under the skin of the upper arm, abdomen, or the top of the thighs.

Fuzeon Dosage for Children

Your child's healthcare provider will calculate the Fuzeon dosage based on your child's weight. Make sure your healthcare provider adjusts your child's dose as he or she grows.

General Information on Dosing With Fuzeon

Considerations for people taking Fuzeon include the following:
  • The medication comes in the form of an injection. It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) of the upper arm, abdomen, or the front of the thigh twice daily.
  • Try to rotate the injection sites. Avoid any area of the skin that is irritated, broken, scarred, tattooed, or has any other problem or abnormality. Your healthcare provider can help you choose the best injection sites (ones that do not have any large nerves or blood vessels).
  • Fuzeon comes as a dry powder that must be mixed with Sterile Water for Injection (which comes with it) before each dose. Be sure you know exactly how to prepare your Fuzeon injection.
  • Try to take Fuzeon at the same times every day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions on taking Fuzeon. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing a resistance to the medication, thereby making it less effective.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Fuzeon dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.

Fuzeon Medication for HIV

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