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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience Neurology
See answer below: Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) is a commonly used first line immunomodulatory therapy used in relapsing-remitting ms. It is given as a subcutaneous dai ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Dosing: On label dosing is 25 mg subcutaneously daily.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Multiple sclerosis: Copaxone (glatiramer) is indicated for use in the treatment multiple sclerosis, specifically to attempt to decrease the frequency of relapses in the r ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Variable.: Local injection site pain may last a few minutes, unless the area becomes infected or swollen. Dimpling in the injection site, lipoatrophy, occurs in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience Neurology
See answer below: Most common side effects of Copaxone (glatiramer) are injection site reactions with redness or welts that can last a few days. Occasionally, patients ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?6 months: When first on the market, there seemed to be some concern that it might take up to 6 months prior to the full effect of copaxone (glatiramer). More r ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
NMO: In the old days, we thought that nmo was a variant of ms. Now we realize that it is very different, although may present the same way. Because it is ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Call company: Often the pharmaceutical companies will have assistance programs for patients that can't afford their medications. I would try contacting them. Of cou ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
All: They all have different side effect profiles. Selection should be individualized and typically monitoring is done routinely to detect side effects ear ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Contact prescriber: Copaxone (glatiramer) is a specific combination of biologic agents used for treating MS (L-alanine, L-Lysine, L-glutamic acid and L-Tyrosine) . Try di ... Read More

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