II. Class

  1. Anti-retroviral agent
  2. Fusion Inhibitor

III. Indications

  1. Treatment-experienced patients
  2. Limited use in clinical practice

IV. Mechanism

  1. Blocks HIV to chemokine receptor binding on CD4 cells

V. Adverse Effects

  1. Injection site pain and reaction (common)
  2. Eosinophilic Hypersensitivity Reaction (<1%)
  3. Neutropenia
  4. Increased risk of Bacterial Pneumonia

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Cost: Medications

fuzeon (on 1/1/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
FUZEON 90 MG VIAL $57.53 each