249 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate

Apr 21, 2021 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 5, 2021 (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: Hold the hypodermic as close to parallel with your skin as you can when injecting: the idea is to get the med under the skin but NOT in the muscle.

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
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