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Copaxone working this soon!

It' s only been 3 and 1/2 months but I feel that I am getting results. Every day my walking is improving, albeit only a little at a time. I know I am fortunate if the first medicine I try is the one that works! I still feel a little impatient, because like everyone else I want ALL of my mobility back now, and all of my old functioning. But I am grateful for the ...
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Injection site red and warm

My husband just started Copax 5 days ago. He has been injecting into his thigh thinking he had to do 1 site for a week and then move to another site (poor instructions from MD). Now that thigh is red,hard and warm. I called shared solutions and they said not to worry but start moving the sites around daily. I still don't like the reaction, it usually means infection to me. Anyone else have this ...
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Reaction to Copaxone

Hello everyone i am new to these MS forums. I wanted to share my experience with copaxone and see if anyone else has had any similar expierences. I never had any problems with this medicine until recently and now I'm not quite sure what i should do. the first problem that i encountered was one night after taking my medicine i began to feel this very strange feeling coming from my feet all the way ...
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Thigh shots

I just started Copaxone 10 days ago. The shots are just ok. But, when i did my thighs, 2-3 days later, i get a big red mark, it is warm and a bit swollen. I want to rotate the shots around but I am scared to do it in the thigh again. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Dave (new to MS and Copaxone)
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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


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


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.

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Teva sues Synthon over generic Multiple Sclerosis drug


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. ... 296204.pdf
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