Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Drugs
Copaxone ® (glatiramer acetate)
What is Copaxone ®?
Copaxone: Glatiramer acetate (formerly known as copolymer-1)
Glatiramer acetate is the active ingredient of Copaxone ®. It is a synthetically produced facsimile of four naturally occurring amino acids: L-glutamic acid, L-alanine, L-tyrosine and L-lysine.
It is indicated for use in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS).
The mechanism(s) by which Copaxone ® exerts its effects in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is (are) unknown.
Copaxone ® is administered by subcutaneous injection (injection under the skin)