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COPAXONE
Multiple sclerosis
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Drug Name:

COPAXONE Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Glatiramer acetate 20mg/mL, 40mg/mL; soln for SC inj; contains mannitol; preservative-free.

Company:
Teva Neuroscience

e-Prescribe this drug via Surescripts


Therapeutic Use:

RECENT UPDATES

02/28/14
Additional dosage strength and updated Adults dosing.

Indications for COPAXONE:

To reduce the frequency of relapses in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, including those who have experienced a first clinical episode and have MRI features consistent with multiple sclerosis.

Adult Dose for COPAXONE:

Supervise 1st dose. Rotate inj sites (arms, abdomen, hips, thighs). ≥18yrs: 20mg SC once daily or 40mg SC three times weekly (at least 48hrs apart). The 20mg/mL and 40mg/mL injections are not interchangeable.

Children's Dose for COPAXONE:

<18yrs: not recommended.

Pharmacological Class:

Immunomodulator.

Warnings/Precautions:

Not for IV inj. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Adverse Reactions:

Inj site and post-inj reactions, vasodilatation, rash, dyspnea, chest pain, asthenia, infection, pain, nausea, arthralgia, anxiety, hypertonia; rare: lipoatrophy, skin necrosis, modified immune response.

How Supplied:

Single-use prefilled syringes 20mg/mL—30; 40mg/mL—12

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