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Glatiramer Acetate

Popular Brands: : Copaxone, Glatiramer Acetate, Glatopa
Official FDA Reports51,628
Social Media Events2,543
Total Posts5,071
Avg. Review Score3.58/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Glatiramer Acetate
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Sandoz Inc
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Usa

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Glatiramer Acetate Side Effects

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Side Effect On Drug
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Alarm

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Glatiramer Acetate

Chest Discomfort

... have) develop a short term reaction experienced immediately after injecting this medicine. This reaction includes a feeling of warmth and/or redness known as flushing, chest tightness or pain with he...


Source: Copaxone (Glatiramer)

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Pruritus

... The most common side effects are reactions at the injection site, which I have had, especially at the beginning of treatment. These are redness, a lump or firmness, soreness, or itching at the site o...


Source: Copaxone (Glatiramer)

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Erythema

Side Effects: The most common side effects are reactions at the injection site, which I have had, especially at the beginning of treatment. These are redness , a lump or firmness, soreness, or itching...


Source: Copaxone (Glatiramer)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Blindness, Visual impairment, Depression

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I had lost my eye sight with this med not completely blind but couldn't see much be careful with this drug I started with a light in my eye and it got worse ! I couldn't see my grand k...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Injection site pain, Erythema, Pruritus, Feeling hot

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I have done very well on Copaxone 3x a week . All was ok for about 3-4 mos. then started having severe itching, redness, and pain at injection site. I started warming area to be injecte...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Injection site reaction, Influenza like illness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Flu like symptoms, and injection site burns for hours

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects:

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypoaesthesia, Injection site erythema

Posted By Kimmer55 in fdb.rxlist.com on May 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... 3x week using Autoject. It's so easy to use and I have virtually no side effects other than the occasional redness at the injection site which is very temporary. My hands went numb last June and alt...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Pruritus, Musculoskeletal pain, Hip fracture

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 31, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... 6 years No side effects but maybe a little red and itching. I then startedtaking the 40mg. 3 times a week. It was great but in 7 months I gained about 60lbs and was so extremely tired ALL of the time ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I have been taking copaxone for 19 years. I have been incredible successful with thre results. My choice for starting, minimal side effects and the fact that it uses amino acids found w...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tenderness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Injection site soreness. Switched to 40mg, 2months ago,experienced more symptoms,so say hint back to 20 mg,as soon as new script,arrives.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Disability

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Joint pain. I had taken Copaxone for about 8 months when I started having debilitating joint oain. My neuro had me stop for 2 month to see if there was any change. No joint pain after 2...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Muscle spasticity, Headache, Feeling cold, Influenza, Anxiety, Depression, Discomfort, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 15, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Mild anxiety, depression, no appetite, increased spasticity/ muscle tension, headache.Have been "sick" with cold/ flu symptoms since starting 40 mg 3x week. Switched from 20 m...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.