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Copaxone vs Tecfidera (BG-12)

Copaxone
VS.
Tecfidera (BG-12)
Other name: Glatiramer Glatiramer
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for MS
2.3
Concern level
3.3
Helpfulness
for MS
1.6
Concern level
3.4
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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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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
Bruise
3
Welts
3
Burning
2
Injection Site Reactions
2
Immediate Post Injection Reaction
2
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
2
Nausea
2
Weight Gain
2
Hair Loss
1
Top Concerns
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
9
Nausea
5
Itching
5
Stomach Problems
3
Depression
2
Vomiting
2
Stomach Issues
2
Hair Loss
2
Rash
2
Burning
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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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...
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" ...I switched over from 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... "

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

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ust recently switched from Copaxone to Tecfidera. I have b...
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" ...I have just recently switched from Copaxone to Tecfidera. I have been experiencing the stomach cramping that seems to be ...been feeling very weird. Is anyone having trouble sleeping... "

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've been on it befire and had the usual flu symptoms...
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" ...? I was on 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... "

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hot, itching, raised bumps, etc of Copaxone were becoming q...
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" ...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...
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" ...of 2009 so maybe starting Copaxone right away worked. I ended ...after my last infusion. He's fine and I'm doing well on Copaxone but will be switching to Tecfidera... "

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side effects of gastro problems and flushing.the ga...
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" hi tracey i switched from copaxone to tecfidera because my injection sites were a real mess. tecfidera has side effects of gastro problems and flushing. the gastro... "

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I'd rather take a pill twice a day that's more effective...
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" ...was determined that b.c. Tecfidera is 50% effective and Copaxone only 30% ...studies 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... "

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

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was failing on copaxone and switched to Tecfidera. I was on...
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" I was failing on copaxone and switched to Tecfidera. I was on it for 18 months before switching to Lemtrada once it was available. ...it never really bothered me that much. Tecfidera also seemed to be... "

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