35 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis' with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Jan 10, 2011 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 1, 2010 (Started Mar 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (bruiselike feeling under skin)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had difficulty taking this shot everyday not knowing if it was helping!
Side effects: bruiselike feeling under skin

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Aug 1, 2010 (Started May 14, 2009)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2010 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (total body fatigue in waves with anxiety and flushed feeling, pain in lower back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 29, 2010 (Started Dec 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I personally had a headache every single day for almost 6 months and it was getting really old on top of having MS. I had angioplasty of my right jugular and my azygous vein in June and I have had a major improvement in my symptoms.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 11, 2010 (Started Apr 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (oral herpes symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was one of the patients that experienced one of the extremely rare side-effects. It wasn't anything life threatening, but it was something that I had NEVER experienced before and decided that it wasn't worth it to continue accepting this risk as a side-effect of the Copaxone.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: oral herpes symptoms

Apr 29, 2009 (Started Apr 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: oral herpes symptoms

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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 Apr 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site lumps, injection site stinging, injection site swelling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: injection site swelling, injection site stinging, injection site lumps

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Dec 30, 2009 (Started Nov 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Site reactions are awful for me, but I am sticking it out!!! The cost is wonderful ($0 for me) so I can't complain, and see no reason to deny a treatment that I don't even have to pay for. SS covers my monthly copay. Wish that everyone in need of the med could have that luxury.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: injection site reaction

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Dec 4, 2009 (Started Oct 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hives (urticaria))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: hives (urticaria)

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