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How do you inject Copaxone manually?

How do you inject Copaxone manually?

How to inject COPAXONE®:

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  2. Apply a warm compress to the injection site (with a cloth barrier between the warm compress and bare skin) for 5 minutes to help relax the tissue before cleaning the site and injecting.
  3. Next, follow proper injection technique.

How do you administer Copaxone?

The recommended doses are: • COPAXONE 20 mg per mL: administer once per day or • COPAXONE 40 mg per mL: administer three times per week and at least 48 hours apart COPAXONE 20 mg per mL and COPAXONE 40 mg per mL are not interchangeable. Remove one blister-packaged prefilled syringe from the refrigerated carton.

How do I get the Copaxone auto injector?

Switching to COPAXONE® 40 mg This automatic injection device hides the needle, allowing you to administer COPAXONE® at the touch of a button. And it’s available free of charge to anyone taking Teva’s COPAXONE® with a doctor’s prescription. Order yours through Teva’s Shared Solutions ®.

How often do you inject Copaxone?

HOW OFTEN IS COPAXONE® TAKEN? FDA-approved since 2014, 3-times-a-week COPAXONE® 40 mg doses are injected at least 48 hours apart and can be administered manually or with the autoject®2 for glass syringe.

What happens if you miss a COPAXONE injection?

If you miss a dose of Copaxone 40 mg/mL, you should take your next dose as soon as you remember or are able to take it, then skip the following day. If possible, you should return to your regular administration schedule the following week. Do not use a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed.

Does COPAXONE cause weight gain?

Some people taking Copaxone have had weight gain. In clinical studies, 3% of people who took the drug gained weight. In comparison, 1% of people who took a placebo (treatment with no active drug) gained weight. However, weight gain can also be related to multiple sclerosis (MS), which Copaxone is used to treat.

How does COPAXONE make you feel?

SIDE EFFECTS: Injection site reactions (such as pain, redness, soreness, and swelling) may occur. Nausea, chills, joint aches, neck pain, and headache may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

How much does COPAXONE cost per year?

Tecfidera, the newest pill treatment to enter the market, is also priced in the range of $62,000 per year….Current Cash Prices for a One-Month Supply of MS Medication.

Drug Name (Manufacturer) Copaxone (Teva)
Dose 20MG 1PK=30 INJ
Walmart $5,507.32
Walgreen’s $6,000.09

Does Copaxone weaken your immune system?

Because Copaxone weakens your immune system, you would have a higher chance of catching things like a cold or the flu. Infections could also be more likely. Your skin. You can inject Copaxone into your arms, thighs, hips, and lower stomach.

How do you know if Copaxone is working?

Official Answer

  1. Copaxone starts working soon after your first injection; however, it may take six to nine months to quantify its effects at reducing the number of relapses of MS.
  2. Your doctor will monitor the effectiveness of Copaxone by using MRI scans and recording the number of relapses you have each year.

Can you overdose on COPAXONE?

A few cases of overdose with Copaxone (up to 300 mg glatiramer acetate) have been reported. These cases were not associated with any adverse reactions other than those mentioned in section 4.8. In case of overdose, patients should be monitored and the appropriate symptomatic and supportive therapy instituted.

Do COPAXONE injections hurt?

The most common side effects of COPAXONE® include redness, pain, swelling, itching, or a lump at the injection site; rash; shortness of breath; flushing; and chest pain. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of COPAXONE®.