Copaxone and Rash - from FDA reports


Summary

Rash is found among people who take Copaxone, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ampyra, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 26,844 people who have side effects while taking Copaxone from FDA. Among them, 873 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash 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 27,334 users)

Rash

Rash has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 263,402 Rash patients).

On Feb, 17, 2017

26,844 people reported to have side effects when taking Copaxone.
Among them, 873 people (3.25%) have Rash


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Copaxone cause Rash?

Time on Copaxone when people have Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 16.04 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.02 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.42 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.56 %
  • 10+ years: 5.35 %

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Copaxone *:

  • female: 81.64 %
  • male: 18.36 %

Age of people who have Rash when taking Copaxone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 0.95 %
  • 20-29: 6.05 %
  • 30-39: 22.12 %
  • 40-49: 29.11 %
  • 50-59: 21.93 %
  • 60+: 19.66 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (674 people, 77.21%)
  • Gait Disturbance (51 people, 5.84%)
  • Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (40 people, 4.58%)
  • Depression (24 people, 2.75%)
  • Pain (17 people, 1.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ampyra (102 people, 11.68%)
  • Tysabri (47 people, 5.38%)
  • Avonex (41 people, 4.70%)
  • Vitamin D (29 people, 3.32%)
  • Baclofen (29 people, 3.32%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Itching (143 people, 16.38%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (138 people, 15.81%)
  • Urticaria (131 people, 15.01%)
  • Chest Pain (81 people, 9.28%)
  • Skin Blushing/flushing (78 people, 8.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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