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Active ingredients: glatiramer acetate
What it is used for
Copaxone is indicated for the reduction of the frequency of relapses in patients with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Treatment of patients with a single clinical event suggestive of multiple sclerosis and at least two clinically silent MRI lesions characteristic of multiple sclerosis, if alternative diagnoses have been excluded.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A clear, colourless liquid free of visible particles in a clear glass syringe.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient glatiramer acetate
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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