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Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an inflammation ...
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Copaxone 16,993 Tysabri 11,394 Avonex 9,984
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Copaxone
VS.
Tecfidera (BG-12)
Other name: Glatiramer (Glatiramer)
4.0
3.0
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Psoriasis
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Method of use:
Injection
Method of use:
Injection
Prescribing mode:
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Rx
Glatiramer acetate (also known as Copolymer 1, Cop-1, or Copaxone - as marketed by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries) is an immunomodulator drug currently used to treat multiple sclerosis. It is a random polymer of four amino acids found i...
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Top Concerns
Cop
Itching
6
Welts
3
Burning
2
Injection Site Reactions
2
Immediate Post Injection Reaction
2
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
2
Nausea
2
Weight Gain
2
Hair Loss
2
Hives
1
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Tec
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
9
Nausea
6
Itching
5
Stomach Problems
3
Vomiting
3
Depression
3
Stomach Issues
2
Hair Loss
2
Rash
2
Burning
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Copaxone
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Tecfidera (BG-12)
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Tec
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5
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Tec
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Burning
Cop
Tec
2
2
Injection Site Reactions
Cop
Tec
2
0
Immediate Post Injection Reaction
Cop
Tec
2
0
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Cop
Tec
2
9
Nausea
Cop
Tec
2
6
Weight Gain
Cop
Tec
2
0
Hair Loss
Cop
Tec
2
2
Hives
Cop
Tec
1
0
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Tec
Cop
9
2
Nausea
Tec
Cop
6
2
Itching
Tec
Cop
5
6
Stomach Problems
Tec
Cop
3
0
Vomiting
Tec
Cop
3
0
Depression
Tec
Cop
3
0
Stomach Issues
Tec
Cop
2
0
Hair Loss
Tec
Cop
2
2
Rash
Tec
Cop
2
0
Burning
Tec
Cop
2
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Glatiramer acetate (also known as Copolymer 1, Cop-1, or Copaxone - as marketed by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries) is an immunomodulator drug currently used to treat multiple sclerosis. It is a random polymer of four amino acids found i...
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flushing, bit barely noticeable. I believe I had itching...
" ...Copaxone and I'm so glad I did. I'm feeling a lot better these days. I didn't really have any side affects. I have some very minor flushing, bit barely noticeable. I believe I had itching... "

hi i switched from copaxone to tecfidera in february. had...
" hi i switched from copaxone to tecfidera in february. had a dodgytum at first and even vomited when i went on the higher dose but... "

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just recently switched from Copaxone to Tecfidera. I have...
" ...switched from Copaxone to Tecfidera. I have been experiencing the stomach cramping ...feeling very weird. Is anyone having trouble sleeping since they have started the Tecfi... "

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I've been on it befire and had the usual flu symptoms...
" ...copaxone for 6 weeks and have stopped due to terrible injection site reactions. I will be going on avonex pen I'm the meantime. I've been on it befire and had the usual flu symptom... "

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shot, itching, raised bumps, etc of Copaxone were becoming...
" ...me, the daily shot, itching, raised bumps, etc of Copaxone were becoming quite bothersome. Tecfidera has been a blessing. Hope you find your... "

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infusion. He's fine and I'm doing well on Copaxone but will...
" ...of 2009 so maybe starting Copaxone right away worked. I ended ...was exactly 6 months after my last infusion. He's fine and I'm doing well on Copaxone but will be switching to Te... "

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I'd rather take a pill twice a day that's more effective...
" ...determined that b.c. Tecfidera is 50% effective and Copaxone only ...on Tecfidera vs. Copaxone, you'll see the data on this. I'd rather take a pill twice a day that's more effective than have t... "

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wife is reluctant because ive done so well on copaxone and...
" ...currently seeking to switching from copaxone to tecfidera. i have a neuro ...August. but my wife is reluctant because ive done so well on copaxone and havent had a ...i do go on tecfidera, i ... "

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effects, am switching back to Copaxone but going for the...
" ...20 for 15 years, switched to Tecfidera for the past 2 months and, due to some horrible side effects, am switching back to Copaxone ...Copaxone instead of switching, but the thought of taking a p... "

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A nurse from shared solutions said copaxone helps...
" ...when I switched from tecfidera to copaxone I started to feel much better - energy, less reaction to heat, less numbness/parasthesia. A nurse from shared solutions said copaxone helps with ms... "

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