242 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis'

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May 15, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: use heat before and ice after!! Tried it a couple of times without and the sting that comes with the shot was unbearable!

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Apr 26, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Shots weren't too bad for me, helped to pull the shots out and let them warm up. For me, I had allergic reactions that grew more and more frequent until they were weekly (difficulty breathing, diarhea, vomiting and chills)
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: lumps and bumps, injection site itching

Jul 6, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site itching, lumps and bumps)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: It does get better, even after a few months, for me laying off caffeine for the hour before I took my shot reduced the sting of the medicine entering my body
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: lumps and bumps, injection site itching

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Apr 14, 2012 (Started Mar 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Pain, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: only take if effective
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Mar 19, 2012 (Started Dec 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (burning pain at injection site, injection site lumps and bumps, bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: have someone hold you accountable to the day injections. I kept trying to find reasons not to take it, but my husband helped me stay on track.

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Feb 10, 2012 (Started Feb 05, 2012)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2012 (Started Jul 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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Feb 1, 2012 (Started Nov 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (burning sensation, chest pain, fever/chills, anticipatory anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 14, 2012 (Started Jan 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site welt, stinging sensation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have found using heat before the shot and cold right after greatly reduces the size of the welt and any site discomfort except the stinging from the meds. But it has stopped the site / welt from hurting. The sting is really minor, I take the shot as I start making dinner, so I'm busy and don't have time to think about it stinging :)
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Dec 15, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

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

Dec 30, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have a VERY hard time remembering to take the shot.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

  • 0 helpful marks
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