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Review: taking Vitamin D and Copaxone together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Vitamin D and Copaxone together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Vitamin D and Copaxone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 69 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Vitamin d has active ingredients of ergocalciferol. It is often used in rickets. (latest outcomes from 4,190 Vitamin d users)

Copaxone has active ingredients of glatiramer acetate. It is often used in multiple sclerosis. (latest outcomes from 10,387 Copaxone users)

On May, 5, 2015: 69 people who take Vitamin D, Copaxone are studied

Vitamin D, Copaxone outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Vitamin D (ergocalciferol)
- Copaxone (glatiramer acetate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Vitamin D is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(4 of 4 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Copaxone is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/a

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Vitamin D is effective58.33%
(7 of 12 people)
n/a
Copaxone is effective33.33%
(5 of 15 people)
n/a

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vitamin D is effectiven/an/an/an/a66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
n/a
Copaxone is effectiven/an/an/an/a50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Oedema PeripheralChest PainPiloerectionPiloerectionHot Flashesn/aTmj DisordersConvulsion
ConvulsionParalysisHeadacheHot FlashesDizziness
UrticariaFlushingCellulitisFoot Fracture
Swollen TongueInjection Site OedemaShinglesFatigue
Eye DisorderSense Of OppressionTirednessHypoaesthesia
Allergic ReactionsPain In ExtremityRash NosOrthostatic Hypotension
Elevated Liver EnzymesHepatitis AcuteHangoverFall
HepatitisAsthenia
Allergic ReactionsUrinary Tract Infection
Elevated Liver EnzymesSyncope

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
ConvulsionMultiple Sclerosis Relapse
Foot FractureAgitation
DizzinessBalance Disorder
HeadacheUrinary Retention
FallMultiple Sclerosis
AstheniaMalignant Melanoma
FatigueFatigue
HypoaesthesiaCondition Aggravated
Orthostatic HypotensionDepression
SyncopeFaecal Incontinence

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/aInjection Site ReactionFallDrug HypersensitivityBalance DisorderSwollen Tongue
Injection Site SwellingFatigueInjection Site ScarMovement DisorderConvulsion
Muscle TwitchingDizzinessInjection Site ScabGait DisturbanceOedema Peripheral
Injection Site ErythemaAstheniaInjection Site IrritationAngerUrticaria
Urinary Tract InfectionInjection Site ExfoliationMemory ImpairmentAortic Valve Disease Mixed
HypoaesthesiaInsomniaGlossodyniaCardiac Murmur
Foot FractureNephrolithiasisTongue HaemorrhageEye Disorder
SyncopeFoot FractureHeadacheHypokinesia
Orthostatic HypotensionBlood Pressure IncreasedBitePain In Extremity
Loss Of ConsciousnessHepatitis AcuteUrinary RetentionAbasia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Chronic diarrhea and now gallstones with pancreatitis, high blood pressure, svt

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  • Chronic diarrhea and now gallstones with pancreatitis

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  • From this study (2 years 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

    Reply

    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 toniprobst.iamlimu.com, God Bless

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