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

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