Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Drugs

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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)

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis

Around 400,000 people in the United States have Multiple Sclerosis.

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are varied and can occur suddenly, then disappear again just as quickly. There are no specific sets of symptoms applicable to any of the types of multiple sclerosis. Additionally, symptoms of multiple sclerosis tend to vary considerably from one person to another and also to be distant in time... Read More