Review: could Copaxone cause Immunosuppression?


Summary

Immunosuppression is found among people who take Copaxone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Baclofen, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 24,950 people who have side effects while taking Copaxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Immunosuppression. Find out below who they are, when they have Immunosuppression and more.

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Copaxone

Copaxone has active ingredients of glatiramer acetate. It is often used in multiple sclerosis. (latest outcomes from Copaxone 25,477 users)

Immunosuppression

Immunosuppression has been reported by people with thrombocytopenia, renal failure acute, sepsis, diarrhea, kidney transplant rejection (latest reports from 11,815 Immunosuppression patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

24,950 people reported to have side effects when taking Copaxone.
Among them, 13 people (0.05%) have Immunosuppression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Copaxone cause Immunosuppression?

Time on Copaxone when people have Immunosuppression *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 40 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 40 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Immunosuppression when taking Copaxone *:

  • female: 61.54 %
  • male: 38.46 %

Age of people who have Immunosuppression when taking Copaxone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 50 %
  • 40-49: 20 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 10 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (11 people, 84.62%)
  • Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (1 person, 7.69%)
  • Psoriasis (1 person, 7.69%)
  • Depression (1 person, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zanaflex (2 people, 15.38%)
  • Baclofen (2 people, 15.38%)
  • Ibuprofen (1 person, 7.69%)
  • Gabapentin (1 person, 7.69%)
  • Carbamazepine (1 person, 7.69%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nasopharyngitis (2 people, 15.38%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (2 people, 15.38%)
  • Drug Ineffective (2 people, 15.38%)
  • Depression (2 people, 15.38%)
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (2 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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