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Review: could Copaxone cause Skin rash (Rashes)?

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 Tysabri, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 10,168 people who have side effects while taking Copaxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 326 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 10,380 Copaxone users)

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 146,454 Skin rash patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 10,161 people reported to have side effects when taking Copaxone. Among them, 326 people (3.21%) have Skin Rash.

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 rash12.94%30.59%20.00%5.88%15.29%10.59%4.71%

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

FemaleMale
Skin rash84.71%15.29%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.00%0.41%1.63%9.35%27.24%32.11%18.29%10.98%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Copaxone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (272 people, 83.44%)
  2. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (14 people, 4.29%)
  3. Fatigue (12 people, 3.68%)
  4. Depression (8 people, 2.45%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (7 people, 2.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tysabri (40 people, 12.27%)
  2. Provigil (27 people, 8.28%)
  3. Avonex (19 people, 5.83%)
  4. Baclofen (17 people, 5.21%)
  5. Ampyra (16 people, 4.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • What drug helped most to get rid of rash?
    Antihistamines did not help my itchy rash from this drug. What else can I use or get from my doctor?
  • 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.
  • How long does redness last after picato?
    After 3 and a half weeks, I still have a huge red splotch on my face where I applied picato gel according to directions from my dermatologist. I'm very worried that it will be permanent. I had a huge water filled blister the morning after my first application of the gel. I used it two more times as directed. After a week, some of the redness was going away but I've seen no more improvement in the past two weeks. I'm still scaley, rough and red.

    Has anyone else experience this? I went by the doctors office the first morning and was told it was as expected. I've called back and been told not to worry. I see the dr in two more weeks, but for now, I'm quite upset that permanent damage has been done. I was not warned at all that this could happen. The photos in the medication packaging led me to believe that in 3 weeks, all redness would be gone. Info needed for sure. Please let me know. Thanks
  • I used coartem and developed redish all over my body. can coartem cause rashes
    i developed rashes which is itching me after using coartem for three days. also having sensation in my mouth and blister at the angle of my lips. could it be a side effect from coartem?
    pat
  • Does ginger treats skin rashes?
    i have skin rashes and i treated it with ginger is it right to treat to treat skin rashes with ginger?

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