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Copaxone: I'm getting antsy waiting!

I have been on Copaxone for 2 and 1/2 months. Already I have felt some positive effect, and feel it is going to be the med for me. But I'm having a tough time waiting for the 6 to 9 months you'e supposed to wait for it to really take effect. I've been getting depressed thinking about the things I used to be able to do! It's been really tough
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Copaxone Side Effects

I have been taking Copaxone injections since my diagnosis, just a little under 2 years ago. The first year seemed to go fine. About a year ago, I started noticing consistent hair loss and attributed it to 'age' (46). Then about 6 months back, I realized that my fatigue and leg heaviness was getting worse. My Neuro's response was to put me on a round of Achtar. The Achtar didn't really have much of an ...
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Spasticity may be reduced in RRMS patients - Copaxone

Preliminary data suggest spasticity may be reduced in RRMS patients who transitioned to Copaxone

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced interim data from a prospective, open label survey study evaluating spasticity in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who transitioned to Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate injection) from interferon-beta treatment. These data were presented today at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Interim results for the first 52 ...
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Glatiramer-IFN combination in MS bring mixed results

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Radiologic findings from a closely watched trial of glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) and interferon-beta-1a (Avonex) combination therapy in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis were mixed, a researcher said here.

Compared with the individual drugs given alone for 3 years, the combination was superior in terms of new lesion activity visible on MRI scans and in the accumulation of total lesion volumes, said Jerry Wolinsky, MD, of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

But ...
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Teva sues Synthon over generic Multiple Sclerosis drug

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA) sued Synthon BV for infringing seven patents in planning to sell a generic version of the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone before Teva’s patents expire.

Teva, based in Petach Tikva, Israel, said it licensed the patents from Yeda Research & Development Co., according to the lawsuit filed yesterday in federal court in New York.

Copaxone, used to reduce the frequency of relapses in multiple sclerosis patients, generated sales (TEVA) of ...
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Copaxone slapped by FDA

Here is the link to a stern, long warning letter from the FDA to Teva, the makers of Copaxone. Draw your own conclusions.

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/Guid ... 296204.pdf
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Copaxone injections after 9 months

been using Copaxone 9 months. getting an MRI done next week. Has there been significant marked differences in an MRI after 9 months. I had 20+lesions on my frontal lobe the 1st MRI with a markable amount on my spine. :?
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MS, copaxone, and weight gain

Hi, I am new to this site so please bear with me. I was reading about Copaxone and weight. I also saw posts elsewhere on avonex and weight gain. I was diagnosised with MS in 2003. Started on Avonex, flu like symptoms just kept getting worse, so my Doctor changed my drug to beta-serone. Side effect here was terrible insomnia. So I was switched to copaxone. Side effects are fatigue depression, insomnia, and injection site ...
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Going to try Copaxone

I have been on really high dose Vitamin D and just had a bad bout of double vision and prior to that Lhermites sign.

I was on taking 40,000IU/day because in recent phase I trials this is the maximum dose that subjects were given. Ive been on this dosage for a little over a year and it is not working for me.

It appears that vitamin D can induce adaptive regulatory T cells which seem ...
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Horrible pain as soon as medication started going in

I have been on copaxone now almost 4 months and had the usual stinging afterwards bruises and welts but the other night I got the auto injector ready for my stomach and went to put it in, needle goes in and medication starts.... I could NOT finish it, it hurt SO BAD i ended up pulling the needle out and medication went everywhere!!!!! it felt like the usual stinging but 1000x's worse!!! I seriously thought ...
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