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

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May 14, 2017 (Started May 14, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (itching)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg 3 times a week
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 9, 2016 (Started Feb 02, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Benedryl to get help with itching at site of injection`

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 2, 2015 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site lumps)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 9, 2015 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hair loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: cop. works but, I noticed hair lose, and other problems gaiting.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 20, 2014 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog, rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take

Dec 15, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found my brain fog got worse so I took a break. I found the brain fog went away when I stopped.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 21, 2014 (Started Mar 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site pain, lumps and bumps, redness, bruising)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: redness, lumps and bumps, bruising, injection site pain

Feb 24, 2009 (Started Mar 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site pain, lumps and bumps, redness, bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just stay with it
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: redness, lumps and bumps, bruising, injection site pain

Dec 2, 2008 (Started Mar 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site pain, lumps and bumps, redness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Accept the treatment and keep going
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: redness, lumps and bumps, bruising, injection site pain

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 8, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: i changed to Biogens Tecfidera back in 2014 after using Copaxone for years I developed severe Necrosis on my abdomen. I did not suffer any relapses while I've been was on Tecfidera.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2013 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Copaxone flush)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My personal perceived effectiveness dwindled over the years to the point I felt it didn't work on me anymore.

Dec 29, 2008 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 24, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Always took it at night so I would not forget and I always wrote down the time and day.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: lumps and bumps, itching, injection site itching, injection site reaction, redness, bee sting sensation, injection site pain

Feb 20, 2009 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (bee sting sensation, injection site itching, injection site pain, lumps and bumps, redness, injection site reaction, itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: lumps and bumps, itching, injection site itching, injection site reaction, redness, bee sting sensation, injection site pain

  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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