Copaxone

sunnie's Copaxone History (Ongoing)
Copaxone (glatiramer acetate)
60 mg Daily Jun 01, 2004 - Last Update

sunnie's Copaxone is for…

  • Multiple Sclerosis

sunnie has not reported any side effects for Copaxone.

Evaluations


May 25, 2012

Dosage
60 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips
I use an ice pack to numb the area before taking my shot. After, I take the ice pack and massage the area for a minute it help with the after sting and moving the medication around so it don't raise up under my skin and cause an irritation. I know shots get old after a while but this will help with some of the pain of doing it.
Cost
< $25 monthly

May 4, 2011

Dosage
60 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips
I have been taking Copaxone since I was first diagnosed and I think it is a life saving drug. I don't like the needles everyday but it had kept me out of a wheelchair (By the grace of God) I have had a couple of reactions when I first started it. I feel good being on it and it gives me a positive attitude that my MS Will not ruin my life I am in control of my life.
Cost
< $25 monthly

About Copaxone (Prescription Drug)

Copaxone®, a brand name of glatiramer acetate, combines four amino acids including L-alanine, L-glutamic acid, L-lysine and L-tyrosine. It is used for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) to reduce the frequency and severity of relapses. It is administered as a subcutaneous injection. Read more

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