251 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate

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Nov 21, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 15, 2011 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had a difficult time remembering to administer the daily injections.

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Nov 11, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (occasional panic attacks (breathing), Copaxone flush, cold chills, nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had experienced one rare episode of having shortness of breath, anxiety, warm flushing, shaking and subsequent chills. The episode lasted for about 20-30 minutes.I feel the Copaxone is helping lengthen the time between exacerbations.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Oct 20, 2011 (Started Jul 14, 2005)

  • 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 developed lumps/knots under my skin that may not have been related to the Copaxone. After ultra-sound and MRI, no conclusive diagnoses for the knots. I was so tired of the daily shots and the sudden development of the knots I decided to stop the treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 20, 2010 (Started Jul 14, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I get tired of taking this shot every day, however, I have had no major flare ups since beginning this medication. Very soon after I began this medication I lost 15 pounds and that was an unexpected benefit. In the beginning and for six or eight months the injection site itched and nearly drove me nuts. I ignored the itching and one day realized the itching had stopped.

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Oct 7, 2011 (Started Apr 07, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Jul 12, 2010 (Started Apr 07, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 2, 2011 (Started Feb 04, 2009)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 31, 2011 (Started Jul 27, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 26, 2011 (Started Aug 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: injection site bruising

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Aug 24, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: get your veins ballooned... because you have CCSVI... it was very ez with no problems... and even though one-third of people treated don't get symptom relief, like myself, it's still worth a shot and at least you will have better blood flow to your lesions among other things, and this is the main point in getting venoplasty...
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 16, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2011 (Started Mar 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: injection site reaction, lumps and bumps, injection site itching

May 15, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: injection site reaction, lumps and bumps, injection site itching

  • 0 helpful marks
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