Copaxone 40mg/ml Prefilled Syringe
Copaxone 40mg is an injectable medicine used to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis. This medication prevents multiple sclerosis. Copaxone is part of a drug classification called Immunomodulators and is suitable for adults only. Its safety and effectiveness on children are still unknown.
Uses of Copaxone
Administer Copaxone to provide medical therapy for adults who experience relapsing multiple sclerosis. It includes clinically isolated syndrome, active secondary progressive disease, and relapsing-remitting disease. Copaxone is available under the generic name Glatiramer Acetate. Patients can use this medicine alone or with other medications for better treatment.
Copaxone Warnings and Precautions
If you are allergic to Copaxone and its ingredients, avoid using it. Note that any form of hypersensitivity can be fatal. It would be best to watch out for possible skin inflammation and rashes since this medicine is injected under the skin. Use Copaxone as instructed by the healthcare professional. Avoid using it for longer than recommended. If the instructions are unclear, ask your healthcare professional for supervision. Copaxone may not be safe to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Learn about the risks of Copaxone first using it. Experts do not approve of Copaxone for children 18 years old and below.
Administer Copaxone on the skin. Since this is an injectable medicine, administer it under the skin. This medicine contains a pre-filled syringe. Copaxone is available in 20 mg and 40 mg per mL packages.
- Inject Copaxone 20mg per mL once daily
- Inject Copaxone 40mg per mL three times per week
Copaxone 40mg Side Effects
Common Side Effects:
- Loss of strength
- Stuffy nose
- Blurry vision
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling at the injection site
Severe Side Effects:
- Pain/bleeding at the injection site
- Chest pain
- Muscle sore
- Irregular heartbeat
- Difficulty breathing
- Fever or chills
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