66 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate with a cost of Not specified

kemmikker
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kemmikker
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Feb 8, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: After using Copaxone for years I developed severe Necrosis on my abdomen. I did not suffer many relapses while I was on Copaxone.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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gkygrl
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gkygrl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Oct 5, 2014 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Injection site itching, Lumps and bumps, Redness, Injection site reaction, Itching)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This round of Copaxone has not been good for me. I have now developed large, itchy welts that are still present over 5 days later with no sign of going away. I am concerned about cellulitis and my risk for that. This drug is not worth the hassle for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching, Lumps and bumps

Oct 3, 2014 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Lumps and bumps, Redness, Injection site reaction, Itching)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have started Copaxone again and am now getting large, itchy welts (like a large mosquito bite that have lasted almost 48 hours). Feels more like an allergic reaction of some type????
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching, Lumps and bumps

May 17, 2011 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Lumps and bumps, Redness, Injection site reaction, Itching)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am stopping it as a test since I am relatively stable at this point and the doctor wants to really evaluate my MS versus Fibromylagia.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching, Lumps and bumps

Sep 19, 2010 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The shot is going to sting a little bit. To cut down on the sting, make sure that the drop on the end of the needle is shaken away and make sure the alcohol on the site is dried.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching, Lumps and bumps

May 11, 2010 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Lumps and bumps, Redness, Injection site reaction, Itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Very easy to take.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching, Lumps and bumps

Mar 4, 2009 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Lumps and bumps, Redness, Injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would choose a Copaxone daily injection even over an oral therapy that acted with the side-effects of an Interferon. I don't mind the needle at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching, Lumps and bumps

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lonelymiss
65401 thumb
lonelymiss
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jul 15, 2014 (Started Jun 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Chubbertastic
5755 thumb
Chubbertastic
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jan 25, 2014 (Started Sep 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 21, 2008 (Started Sep 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be prepared to be organised
Cost: < $25 monthly

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myhoney
63946 thumb
myhoney
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Dec 2, 2013 (Started May 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I thought that since I travel about three weeks out of the month taking a shot every day would be a problem but there has been no issue.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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geenab65
3373 thumb
geenab65
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Aug 6, 2013 (Started Nov 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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shep0454
41383 thumb
shep0454
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jul 31, 2013 (Started Feb 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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yellowballoon
15753 thumb
yellowballoon
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Sep 15, 2012 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Lumps and bumps, Redness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: You get used to the daily injection. Not really a big deal after a couple of months.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain

Jun 20, 2012 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Warm up the shot first for a couple minutes on your belly. Help to stop radiating pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain

Nov 22, 2009 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Lumps and bumps, Redness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this right before I go to bed at night. Moving around helps - if I sit still right after, the pain is worse. I just read some advice on this site to warm the needle to body temperature - I did it last night and the pain was much less intense! The pain stayed localized at the injection site instead of spreading a foot from the site as it usually does. I put the needle against my stomach for 2 minutes. You get used to the pain thought - if these meds work it's totally worth it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain

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TomR
18887 thumb
TomR
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Aug 1, 2012 (Started May 01, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think it really helped for 14 years. My MS changed from RRMS to SPMS. Because the effectiveness for secondary progressive is not known I stopped treatment to start a study.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 31, 2011 (Started May 01, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: QUIT TAKING TO PARTICPATE IN NIH STUDY.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 1, 1997 (Started May 01, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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andreag
838 thumb
andreag
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jul 10, 2012 (Started May 21, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Injection site scar)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Better for me to take the shot in the morning so that I didn't forget. If I waited until evening I'd forget or fall asleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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