How much does Copaxone cost?
The cost for Copaxone subcutaneous solution (20 mg/mL) is around $7,501 for a supply of 30 milliliters, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans. A generic version of Copaxone is available, see glatiramer prices.
How do you get auto injectors for Copaxone?
The autoject®2 for glass syringe can be a helpful tool. 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 ®.
Where do you give a Copaxone shot?
Copaxone should be administered by subcutaneous injection (into the fatty layer under the skin) into the upper outer arms, abdomen (but not within two inches of your belly button), fleshy part of the hips, or top outer part of the thighs. There are two recognized strengths of Copaxone, 20mg/ml and 40mg/ml.
Does COPAXONE weaken the 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.
What if I 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 weaken your immune system?
Can I just stop taking Copaxone?
Stopping Copaxone won’t cause withdrawal symptoms. If you stop treatment, you don’t need to do this gradually like you do with some medications. But stopping Copaxone might make your MS relapse, causing your symptoms to come back or get worse. If you want to stop using Copaxone, talk with your doctor first.
How long can you stay on Copaxone?
Copaxone is considered a long-term (life-long) treatment and should be administered for as long as it is effective or tolerated. Copaxone has shown to significantly reduce the number of relapses in people with MS. 34 to 56% were relapse-free after two years.
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.