ARV Facts

Facts about Antiretroviral Drugs

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Active substance: Enfuvirtide
Manufacturer: Roche (Switzerland)

Extract from the patient information:

"FUZEON does not cure HIV infection or AIDS. People taking FUZEON may still get opportunistic infections or other conditions that can happen with HIV infection."

Known side effects: more immune deficiency

"Blood and Lymphatic Disorders: thrombocytopenia; neutropenia;"

Thrombocytopenia = Low levels of platelets (blood cells required for coagulation) due to toxic effects of ARVs on blood cell formation in the bone marrow
Neutropenia = Decrease of neutrophils, a subtype of white blood cells

The above has been extracted from the Fuzeon patient information and the prescribing informations on the Roche webpages.