How long do side effects of copaxone (glatiramer) 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.

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How long do bad side effects to copaxone (glatiramer) last?

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 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...

What are the side effects for taking oral MS drugs as opposed to copaxone (glatiramer) and all the other injectable drugs.

Complex . All ms drugs have potential side effects, and Copaxone has injection site reactions, lipoatrophy, an occasional chest/flushing reaction, and of course, the need to inject. All three orals are well tolerated in most folks, but tecfidera may cause severe nausea, diarrhea. Better tolerated might be Gilenya (fingolimod) or aubagio. Talk to neurologist about your best approach. Read more...
Numerous difference. I'll apologize in advance, but healthtap limits my responses to 400 characters. Your best bet is to visit the website for each of these drugs and review the information yourself. You may also learn about incentive programs from pharmaceutical companies if you do so. At the end of the day, they all have side effects. Read more...