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.

Is glatiramer-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

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

What else should I know about glatiramer-injection?

What preparations of glatiramer-injection are available?

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

How should I keep glatiramer-injection stored?

  • 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.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/10/2016

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