68 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: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Feb 8, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
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: Not specified monthly

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

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gamma15
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gamma15
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Dec 22, 2014 (Started Sep 05, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Relapse MS (exacerbation): Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The reason I stopped was I neglected to keep up with my daily dose. To make sure you inject daily set an alarm, have a set time or have someone to remind you.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching

Jan 20, 2010 (Started Sep 05, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching

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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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching, Lumps and bumps

Oct 3, 2014 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching, Lumps and bumps

May 17, 2011 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching, Lumps and bumps

Sep 19, 2010 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching, Lumps and bumps

May 11, 2010 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

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

Mar 4, 2009 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching, Lumps and bumps

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lonelymiss
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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: g
I have:
MS

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Jul 15, 2014 (Started Jun 14, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg every other day
Cost: Not specified monthly

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Chubbertastic
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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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

Nov 21, 2008 (Started Sep 07, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be prepared to be organised
Cost: Not specified monthly

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myhoney
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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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: Not specified monthly

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dmitts1
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dmitts1
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Aug 15, 2013 (Started Mar 24, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Bruising, Redness, Lumps and bumps

May 24, 2013 (Started Mar 24, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Bruising, Redness, Lumps and bumps

Jul 30, 2009 (Started Mar 24, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it's always been a chore for me to remember meds, even including like, antibiotics (taken 2,3,or 4 time a day... i'd always forget!!!) but this is a once a day shot i take every morning. if i happen to forget it, (happened a time or two since starting it) i can still take it as long as it is at least 12 hours till my next shot. a lot of pressure to be RIGHT ON TIME is gone. so much nicer... i DO get the lumps after the shot on my legs, and the sting/itch on am shot days, but nothing i can't deal with. pretty positive experience overall. :)
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Bruising, Redness, Lumps and bumps

Apr 18, 2009 (Started Mar 24, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Bruising, Redness, Lumps and bumps

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geenab65
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geenab65
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Aug 6, 2013 (Started Nov 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

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shep0454
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shep0454
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jul 31, 2013 (Started Feb 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

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yellowballoon
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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)

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

Jun 20, 2012 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Warm up the shot first for a couple minutes on your belly. Help to stop radiating pain.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain

Nov 22, 2009 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain

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