glatiramer (Copaxone, Glatopa)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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PREPARATIONS: Solution for injection: 20 mg/ml, 40 mg/ml in a single dose, prefilled syringe.

DRUG INTERACTIONS:

  • Drug interactions between glatiramer and other drugs have not been evaluated.
  • Available information does not suggest that glatiramer significantly interacts with other MS drugs. However, use of glatiramer with other drugs that also suppress the immune system may increase the risk of serious infection.

PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING SAFETY:

  • Glatiramer has not been adequately studied in pregnant women.
  • It is not known if glatiramer acetate is excreted in human milk.

STORAGE:

  • Glatiramer should be stored refrigerated at 2 C to 8 C (36 F to 46 F).
  • It also may be stored at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F) for one month if needed.
  • Frozen syringes should be discarded.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/10/2016

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