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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Glatiramer (Overview)

Glatiramer is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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Glatiramer acetate (copaxone) vs. Interferon?

Glatiramer acetate (copaxone) vs. Interferon?

See answer below: Both are used in rrms with similar efficacy levels. Copaxone does not need blood monitoring and is administered as a subcutaneous sc injection daily. Side effects include injection site reactions. Interferons need lab work monitoring, can be a weekly injection into a muscle (avonex), every other day sc (betaseron) or three times a week sc (rebif). Most commo side effects include flu-like symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
26 doctors shared insights

Glatiramer (Overview)

Glatiramer is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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How long do side effects of copaxone last?

How long do side effects of copaxone last?

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 up to 60% of patients, and may be permanent. Brief injection rxtns associated with chest pain, flushing, sweating, etc, are rare and benign and last about 15 min. Hypertension may occur, and, if so, may be permanent. ...Read more

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Glatiramer acetate (copaxone) vs. Interferon?

See answer below: Both are used in rrms with similar efficacy levels. Copaxone does not need blood monitoring and is administered as a subcutaneous sc injection daily. Side effects include injection site reactions. Interferons need lab work monitoring, can be a weekly injection into a muscle (avonex), every other day sc (betaseron) or three times a week sc (rebif). Most commo side effects include flu-like symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of glatiramer for multiple sclerosis patients?

What are the side effects of glatiramer for multiple sclerosis patients?

Infrequent, but: Injection site reactions can be seen, usually just reddening, but may see more intense local reaction. A less frequent injection reaction involves throat and chest pain, flushing sensation over face and chest, tingling, and generalized malaise lasting several minutes. This is not a heart issue, and turns out to be quite benign but can be very scary. ...Read more

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How long do side effects of copaxone last?

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 up to 60% of patients, and may be permanent. Brief injection rxtns associated with chest pain, flushing, sweating, etc, are rare and benign and last about 15 min. Hypertension may occur, and, if so, may be permanent. ...Read more

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How long do bad side effects to copaxone last?

See answer below: Most common side effects of Copaxone are injection site reactions with redness or welts that can last a few days. Occasionally, patients will report severe chest pain that occurs once or twice a month and is limited to 3-5 minutes in duration. More rarely, patients will report flushing in the face followed by severe chills and incontinence that can last up to 3 hours. ...Read more

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How likely is nmo to be fatal now days? Will medicines like copaxone help?

How likely is nmo to be fatal now days? Will medicines like copaxone help?

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 so rare, there will never be enough people in an fda trial to approve a drug therapy. I have had success with rituxan. Two men in this country are the leading experts on the topic, dean wingerchuck at mayo clinic and ben greenberg at utsw. ...Read more

Dr. Colin Sanner
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Copaxone (Definition)

Copaxone is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more