Review: could Copaxone cause Immunosuppression (Immunodeficiency disorders)?
Summary: Immunosuppression is found among people who take Copaxone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Venlafaxine hcl, and have Multiple sclerosis.
We study 10,170 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 has active ingredients of glatiramer acetate. It is often used in multiple sclerosis. (latest outcomes from 10,386 Copaxone users)
Immunosuppression has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, crohn's disease, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 6,913 Immunosuppression patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 10,168 people reported to have side effects when taking Copaxone. Among them, 7 people (0.07%) have Immunosuppression.
Time on Copaxone when people have Immunosuppression * :
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Gender of people who have Immunosuppression when taking Copaxone * :
Age of people who have Immunosuppression when taking Copaxone * :
Severity of Immunosuppression when taking Copaxone ** :
How people recovered from Immunosuppression ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (6 people, 85.71%)
- Depression (4 people, 57.14%)
- Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (1 people, 14.29%)
- Psoriasis (1 people, 14.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Venlafaxine hcl (2 people, 28.57%)
- Venlafaxine (2 people, 28.57%)
- Baclofen (1 people, 14.29%)
- Carbamazepine (1 people, 14.29%)
- Folic acid (1 people, 14.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Marie (4 years ago):
using Capaxone and have ongoing insommnia ... wondering if okay to take melatonin? thx
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- Has anyone using copaxone found that the actually have stiff persons syndrome, not ms?
I was diagnosed with ms 23+ yrs ago. 15 yrs ago, I was put on Copaxone. For the 1st 6mo I had gradual improvement, which then plateaued. After 15 yrs, it was discovered that I didn't have ms, but Stiff persons syndrome (sps). After going off of the Copaxone, over the course of 2 wks, my symptoms became so bad that I could not walk without assistance. I have contacted the drug company, and they have shown some interest, but I think they would be more interested if I could present info on other people with similar experiences. I am very serious that this could be a possible treatment for sps. As a pharmacist for 30+ years, I do have some knowledge of drugs.
- I have ms with some outbreaks of andgiodema in my mouth. i can't figure out what causes this. i have been tested by an allergist for the basic foods and molds.he came up with nothing.
This issue has been going on since June 2012.I have been tested for all basic allergies. Kept a food diary of all the foods i had the day of and before a breakout.came up no causes for an angeiodema. Can my ms have something to do with this. What can I do.
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