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Review: could Copaxone cause Skin rash?

Summary: Skin rash could be caused by Copaxone, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Tysabri, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 10,134 people who have side effects while taking Copaxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 329 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash 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.

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) (latest reports from 965,560 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 10,131 people reported to have side effects when taking Copaxone. Among them, 324 people (3.20%) have Skin Rash. They amount to 0.03% of all the 964,100 people who have Skin Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin rash in Copaxone reports

Time on Copaxone when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash10.84%31.33%20.48%6.02%15.66%10.84%4.82%

Gender of people who have Skin rash when taking Copaxone * :

FemaleMale
Skin rash84.62%15.38%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Copaxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.00%0.41%1.64%9.43%26.64%32.38%18.44%11.07%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Copaxone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (271 people, 83.64%)
  2. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (14 people, 4.32%)
  3. Fatigue (12 people, 3.70%)
  4. Depression (8 people, 2.47%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (7 people, 2.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tysabri (40 people, 12.35%)
  2. Provigil (27 people, 8.33%)
  3. Avonex (19 people, 5.86%)
  4. Baclofen (17 people, 5.25%)
  5. Ampyra (16 people, 4.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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