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Review: Novantrone and Copaxone

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Novantrone and Copaxone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 146 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Novantrone (what 3,012 Novantrone users reported?) has active ingredients of mitoxantrone hydrochloride. It is used in multiple sclerosis.

Copaxone (what 10,366 Copaxone users reported?) has active ingredients of glatiramer acetate. It is used in multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 2, 2014: 146 people who take Novantrone, Copaxone are studied

Novantrone, Copaxone outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Novantrone (mitoxantrone hydrochloride)
- Copaxone (glatiramer acetate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Novantrone is effectiven/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Copaxone is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Cardiac DisorderRenal InsufficiencyStaphylococcal InfectionNauseaLiposarcomaLiposarcoman/aStaphylococcal Infection
Atrial FibrillationRespiratory FailureHeadacheCerebrovascular AccidentRed Blood Cell Count DecreasedBreast CancerNausea
Oedema PeripheralSeptic ShockBladder DisorderCholecystitisAmenorrhoeaVena Cava ThrombosisHeadache
Heart Rate IncreasedStevens Johnson SyndromeAsthmaDeep Vein ThrombosisAcute Promyelocytic LeukaemiaUpper Gastrointestinal HaemorrhageMultiple Sclerosis Relapse
Atrial Pressure IncreasedMyocardial InfarctionUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionHaematuriaVena Cava ThrombosisPancytopeniaAcute Promyelocytic Leukaemia
Cardiac Failure CongestiveHypovolaemic ShockOesophageal CarcinomaAcute Promyelocytic LeukaemiaPremature MenopauseHemiplegiaUpper Respiratory Tract Infection
Pulmonary HypertensionNecrotising FasciitisAccidentOesophageal CarcinomaMetastases To LiverElectrocardiogram AbnormalAcute Myeloid Leukaemia
Pleural EffusionBreast Cancer FemaleMetastases To LiverHaematemesisWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedCerebrovascular AccidentMyocardial Infarction
Mitral Valve IncompetenceCardiac FailureLiver Function Test AbnormalFatigueSmall Intestine Carcinoma MetastaticAcute Promyelocytic LeukaemiaAsthma
CardiomyopathyLeukopeniaMetastases To BoneMetastases To LiverMetastasisCholecystitisMultiple Sclerosis

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Novantrone is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Copaxone is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Staphylococcal InfectionAcute Promyelocytic Leukaemia
HeadacheOesophageal Carcinoma
Bladder DisorderMetastases To Liver
AsthmaMyocardial Infarction
Upper Respiratory Tract InfectionMetastases To Bone
Multiple Sclerosis RelapseCerebrovascular Accident
NauseaWhite Blood Cell Count Decreased
Cardiac FailureConvulsion
Acute Myeloid LeukaemiaCholecystitis

Drug effectiveness by age :

Novantrone is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Copaxone is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/an/aMuscle SpasmsStaphylococcal InfectionMyocardial InfarctionOesophageal CarcinomaCardiac Failure
Decubitus UlcerHeadacheNauseaMetastases To LiverPneumonia
CystitisBladder DisorderEjection Fraction DecreasedNauseaMultiple Sclerosis Relapse
B Precursor Type Acute LeukaemiaUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionDeep Vein ThrombosisMetastases To BoneUrinary Tract Infection
Bronchopulmonary AspergillosisAsthmaCholecystitisAcute Promyelocytic LeukaemiaUrosepsis
Back PainAccidentCerebrovascular AccidentMultiple SclerosisColon Cancer
HaemoptysisRoad Traffic AccidentAcute Promyelocytic LeukaemiaHaematuriaInfection Susceptibility Increased
HaematomaMultiple Sclerosis RelapseConvulsionCondition AggravatedLeft Ventricular Dysfunction
Cerebrovascular AccidentGait DisturbanceFatigueSyncopePancreatic Carcinoma

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Although my MS has progressed and l currently use a wheelchair, it has stabilized as l exercise everyday and honestly believe more in supplements than l do in medicine as they have minimal side effects and just hope and pray that a cure for MS will be found one day


    Toni Probst on Mar, 6, 2013:

    I am in full recovery from my Ms, after years, of walker, and a chair, I am walking pain free, med free, I use Limu, I started in Oct 2012, by Thanks giving I was walking, go here to read my testimony, God Bless


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  • Developed systemic scleroderma while on copaxone for 10 yrs.
    I just tested positive for both crest and systemic scleroderma. I already have ms and have been on copaxone over 10 yrs. I believe copaxone may have caused this. I dont blame the makers. I am sure it has helped more then hurt, but I wonder if this has happened to others. If so it should be something ...

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