- What is glatiramer-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for glatiramer-injection?
- Is glatiramer-injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for glatiramer-injection?
- What are the uses for glatiramer-injection?
- What are the side effects of glatiramer-injection?
- What is the dosage for glatiramer-injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with glatiramer-injection?
- Is glatiramer-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about glatiramer-injection?
What is glatiramer-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- Glatiramer's mechanism of action is not completely understood. Available data suggests that it may work by modifying immune processes by suppressing T-cells (white blood cells of the immune system) that cause inflammation and destruction of nerves in patients with MS . Glatiramer does not cure MS. It decreases the number of MS flares and lesions in the brain.
- The FDA approved glatiramer in December, 1996.
What brand names are available for glatiramer-injection?
Is glatiramer-injection available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for glatiramer-injection?
What are the uses for glatiramer-injection?
Glatiramer is used for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
What are the side effects of glatiramer-injection?
Common side effects include:
- Injection site pain
- Injection site redness
- Injection site inflammation
- Injection site itching
- Injection site lump
- Shortness of breath
- Injection site welt
- Joint pain
- Flu symptoms
Other side effects include:
- Weight gain
- Facial swelling
Possible serious side effects include:
- Chest pain
- Blood clots
- Skin necrosis (death)
- Increased heart rate
- Vaginal fungal infection
- Allergic reactions
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