248 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate

Jan 23, 2020 (Started Nov 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The nightly routine is simple and comforting. Now that I seem to be transitioning to SPMS, am in discussions with my doctor about stopping this med (may no longer be having any impact) and switching to Ocrevus or one of the other two new therapies.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 10, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Self-injecting is MUCH easier than you think it will be ahead of time. Because I am extremely lean, I find it's more comfortable to insert the needle at a shallow angle. Definitely rotate injection sites daily.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 27, 2014 (Started Nov 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 10, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Self-injecting is MUCH easier than you think it will be ahead of time. Because I am extremely lean, I find it's more comfortable to insert the needle at a shallow angle. Definitely rotate injection sites daily.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 26, 2018 (Started Jun 18, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hair loss, hirsutism (excessive hair growth), shivering)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg 3 times a week
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: hirsutism (excessive hair growth), hair loss

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 4, 2018 (Started Sep 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg 3 times a week
Side effects: injection site reaction

Nov 14, 2016 (Started Sep 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: Use Shared Solutions injection reminders to help. Use a calendar to remember.
Side effects: injection site reaction

Dec 15, 2013 (Started Sep 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: injection site reaction

Feb 26, 2011 (Started Sep 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: injection site reaction

  • 0 helpful marks
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