Copaxone and Oral candidiasis - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Oral candidiasis is found among people who take Copaxone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Copaxone and have Oral candidiasis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 53,633 people who have side effects when taking Copaxone from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Mar, 28, 2023

53,633 people reported to have side effects when taking Copaxone.
Among them, 34 people (0.06%) have Oral candidiasis.

What is Copaxone?

Copaxone has active ingredients of glatiramer acetate. It is often used in multiple sclerosis. eHealthMe is studying from 54,216 Copaxone users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Oral candidiasis?

Oral candidiasis (fungal infection of mouth) is found to be associated with 1,888 drugs and 1,178 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Copaxone and Oral candidiasis reports submitted per year:

Could Copaxone cause Oral candidiasis?

Time on Copaxone when people have Oral candidiasis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Oral candidiasis when taking Copaxone *:

  • female: 75.76 %
  • male: 24.24 %

Age of people who have Oral candidiasis when taking Copaxone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.56 %
  • 30-39: 5.56 %
  • 40-49: 22.22 %
  • 50-59: 22.22 %
  • 60+: 44.44 %

Common drugs people take besides Copaxone *:

  1. Zofran: 8 people, 23.53%
  2. Ritalin: 7 people, 20.59%
  3. Xyrem: 7 people, 20.59%
  4. Effexor: 7 people, 20.59%
  5. Albuterol: 6 people, 17.65%
  6. Gilenya: 6 people, 17.65%
  7. Methylprednisolone: 6 people, 17.65%
  8. Baclofen: 6 people, 17.65%
  9. Abilify: 5 people, 14.71%
  10. Clonidine: 5 people, 14.71%

Common side effects people have besides Oral candidiasis *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 13 people, 38.24%
  2. Urinary Tract Infection: 11 people, 32.35%
  3. Weakness: 10 people, 29.41%
  4. Back Pain: 9 people, 26.47%
  5. Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death): 8 people, 23.53%
  6. Dizziness: 8 people, 23.53%
  7. Confusional State: 8 people, 23.53%
  8. Nausea And Vomiting: 7 people, 20.59%
  9. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 7 people, 20.59%
  10. Infection: 7 people, 20.59%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 7 people, 20.59%
  2. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 7 people, 20.59%
  3. Depression: 6 people, 17.65%
  4. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 5 people, 14.71%
  5. Bladder Disorder: 5 people, 14.71%
  6. Stress And Anxiety: 5 people, 14.71%
  7. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 2 people, 5.88%
  8. High Blood Pressure: 1 person, 2.94%
  9. Asthma: 1 person, 2.94%
  10. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body): 1 person, 2.94%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Copaxone and have Oral candidiasis?

Check whether Oral candidiasis is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on glatiramer acetate (the active ingredients of Copaxone) and Copaxone (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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