Copaxone and Skin rash - from FDA reports


Summary

Skin 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 Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin 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 27,332 users)

Skin Rash

Skin rash has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 263,392 Skin rash patients).

On Feb, 17, 2017

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


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Copaxone cause Skin rash?

Time on Copaxone when people have Skin 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 Skin Rash when taking Copaxone *:

  • female: 81.64 %
  • male: 18.36 %

Age of people who have Skin 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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