40 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Oct 5, 2010 (Started Apr 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helped me keep track of what day it was. I had a day for each side of the arm or leg or butt. Since I stopped I have to really think about what day it is.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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May 7, 2010 (Started May 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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May 1, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Cold chills)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When started taking Copaxone they said the amount of lesions I had decreased and I had less problems I just forget to take it like I should(I bought a alarm clock as a reminder)They only problem really is poking yourself EVERYDAY but I guess thats better than the consequences.But it definately does help.
Side effects: Cold chills

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Apr 14, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Burning pain at injection site, Injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: auto inject is a godsend
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Burning pain at injection site, Injection site pain

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Mar 16, 2010 (Started Aug 15, 2008)

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

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Feb 17, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (I detailed the single reaction in the previous section)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking a daily injection is no different from taking a daily pill. There is a little more preparation, about 60 seconds, and there is often mild bleeding BUT NO PAIN and use of an ice pack deals with this easily. I travel a lot so have to carry my needles with me and sometimes am asked at security points or customs halls to show the letters I carry from my GP and neurologist. I have had 1 severe adverse reaction to Copaxone which apparently occurs very rarely in very few users. I did report this to PLM and it is on file. I would repeat that it is a rare occurance in very few users. What happened was that almost immediately after I injected I got really hot and flushed and fell to the floor with significant muscle pain, it lasted for 20 - 30 minutes and then passed by as though nothing had happened.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: I detailed the single reaction in the previous section

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Feb 10, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (needle fatigue, Injection site itching, Injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: needle fatigue, Injection site reaction, Injection site itching

Jul 4, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (needle fatigue, Injection site itching, Injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: needle fatigue, Injection site reaction, Injection site itching

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • 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
Side effects: needle fatigue, Injection site reaction, Injection site itching

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Jan 26, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is keeping me from a wheel chair and relaspes.
Cost: $200+ monthly

May 25, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • 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: So far this has been the best treatment I have been taking. I have no side effects, other than occasional minor brusing at injection sites.

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Dec 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have not had any new lesions since starting on this medication. My doctor says that my relaspses have been psydo. I try to stay as stress free as possible. Stress brings on my "psydo" relaspes. They feel real to me, but there are no changes afterwards.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Aug 17, 2009 (Started Dec 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this is a great treatment if you have alot of problems with your ms b/c this treatment works really good and I thank God for this treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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