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Is copaxone (glatiramer) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

This medication suppresses your immune system. We don't have any good information on it in pregnancy.
It really is a case of discussing with your doctor the risks and benefits. In breastfeeding, we don't have a lot of information but it is a pretty big molecule and probably doesn't end up in breast milk so we feel comfortable with women breastfeeding on this med.

In brief: Depends

This medication suppresses your immune system. We don't have any good information on it in pregnancy.
It really is a case of discussing with your doctor the risks and benefits. In breastfeeding, we don't have a lot of information but it is a pretty big molecule and probably doesn't end up in breast milk so we feel comfortable with women breastfeeding on this med.
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology

In brief: No.

Copaxone (glatiramer) should be discontinued as soon as pregnancy is confirmed and should not be resumed until breastfeeding has stopped.

In brief: No.

Copaxone (glatiramer) should be discontinued as soon as pregnancy is confirmed and should not be resumed until breastfeeding has stopped.
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Dr. Gael Yonnet
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