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Review: could Copaxone cause Immunosuppression?

Summary: Immunosuppression could be caused by Copaxone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Venlafaxine hcl, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 10,131 people who have side effects while taking Copaxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Immunosuppression. Find out below who they are, when they have Immunosuppression and more.

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Copaxone

Copaxone (latest outcomes from 10,347 users) has active ingredients of glatiramer acetate. It is often used in multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Commonly reported side effects of Copaxone include multiple sclerosis relapse, weakness, chest pain, breathing difficulty, nausea.

Immunosuppression

Immunosuppression (latest reports from 18,487 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, crohn's disease, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 10,140 people reported to have side effects when taking Copaxone. Among them, 7 people (0.07%) have Immunosuppression. They amount to 0.04% of all the 18,433 people who have Immunosuppression on eHealthMe.

Trend of Immunosuppression in Copaxone reports

Time on Copaxone when people have Immunosuppression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Immunosuppression0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Immunosuppression when taking Copaxone * :

FemaleMale
Immunosuppression88.89%11.11%

Age of people who have Immunosuppression when taking Copaxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Immunosuppression0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%71.43%14.29%14.29%0.00%

Severity of Immunosuppression when taking Copaxone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Immunosuppression ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (6 people, 85.71%)
  2. Depression (4 people, 57.14%)
  3. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (1 people, 14.29%)
  4. Psoriasis (1 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Venlafaxine hcl (2 people, 28.57%)
  2. Venlafaxine (2 people, 28.57%)
  3. Baclofen (1 people, 14.29%)
  4. Carbamazepine (1 people, 14.29%)
  5. Folic acid (1 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Marie (3 years ago):

using Capaxone and have ongoing insommnia ... wondering if okay to take melatonin? thx
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