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Copaxone side effects lasting 2 months:(

Hello, I have been taking Copaxone for about 2 years now. I was on Avonex before this but had to stop because if hallucinations/ déjà vu symptoms I was experiencing. Now on Copaxone, I have been having brutal side effects that have been at their worse starting about 2 months ago. I was having mild versions of headaches, and dizziness, chest tightness and tingling through the body, heart flutters, anxiety. I have now had all ...
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Teva to test oral MS drug Laquinimod in combination therapy


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will test its experimental multiple-sclerosis pill in combination therapies as the company mounts a response to oral competitors to its best-selling injection Copaxone.

The Israeli company is likely to start two clinical trials next year combining laquinimod with other drugs, President of Global Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer Michael Hayden said in an interview at an MS conference in Lyon, France. One of the trials may seek to ...
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New to MS, new here too...Copaxone every other day?

Hi everyone,

I was just diagnosed a few days ago after a few months of my first flare. Nasty business this MS. Dizzy, numb...really thought I was losing my mind after 2 months of it. Until the MRI. They found 5 lovely lesions in there and 2 older ones, whatever that means. Tons of tests later here I am. I chose Copaxone to start after they do the 3 days of IV steroids next week ...
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Teva/SharedSolutions assistance program

My wife lost her job a couple months ago, thus our insurance. My works insurance won't kick in for another 30 days. I ran out of Copaxone a month ago, and have sent the required papers to Shared Solutions. But they keep saying it's in process and waiting on a decision for a month now. I haven't been feeling well this last week, so I'm worried, and it's causing me extra stress. Anyone have any ...
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Already debating going EOD

Hello all,

Been on Copax 3 1/2 weeks. Probably doesn't sound like much of an accomplishment to most of you, but I am pleased I am integrating this into my life.

So far, so good, altough I am very fussy about where I inject. Very silly, but I keep color coded real size maps of injections!! Will probably give it up when the sheets are covered :lol: ...
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Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) induced hepatotoxicity


Introduction: Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone), a polypeptide has been approved for treating patients with active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

Case Presentation: We report the first case of severe acute hepatitis after commencing treatment for multiple sclerosis with glatiramer acetate.

A 31-year-old female with multiple sclerosis presented with anorexia, lethargy and jaundice five weeks after commencing glatiramer acetate. She had never received beta-interferon treatment. Investigations revealed a bilirubin of 0.109 mmol/L (0.002-0.02 mmoL/L) and prothrombin time ...
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Why not butt area for injection?

Hello everyone.

New to this world of fun! Just started Copaxone and hating it. But what is there to like?? Keep thinking and hope for the possible benefits. :smile:

Since I would like to try my best to avoid injecting the same site too often, I really liked someone's (maybe jimmylegs) idea of using a map and marking it each day. I ended up taking it a ...
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Muscle spasm after injection

This is month 2 of my husband taking Copaxone. Tonight when I injected in his arm he had muscle spasms for about 5 minutes after. Has anyone else had this?We use the autoinjector and set it according to the Shared Solutions nurse. Also, his left leg has gotten swollen, red and warm in the injection site. This happened the first week in his right leg too and the MD put him on an antibiotic because ...
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2 months on Copaxone

I now have these itchy bumps all over my hands and fingers. And itchy patches on several spots on my body. My neuro wants me to stop the copaxone and start an interferon? I don't want to go that route. I don't know what to do. I am so sick of this, i can't take much more. can someone please give me some advice?
thanks, Dave
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US court upholds patents on MS drug Copaxone


A federal court upheld Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.'s patents on its multiple-sclerosis drug Copaxone, helping the generic drug giant to beat back threats to its top-selling drug from rivals Mylan Inc. and Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The dispute put Teva--the world's biggest manufacturer of generic drugs--in the unusual position of defending against some of the same arguments it has made against other branded drugs in previous patent battles.

By seeking to cast Teva's claims to ...
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