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  • Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate) Teva

    Copaxone®

    (glatiramer acetate) 40mg

  • Copaxone® 40mg pack

    Copaxone® 40mg

    Three Times Weekly

Prescribing Copaxone® 40mg

Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate) 40mg/mL solution for injection, pre-filled syringe

Therapeutic Indications

Copaxone® 40mg three times weekly is indicated for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. It is not indicated for primary or secondary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (see Section 5.1 of the Summary of Product Characteristics).1

Posology

The recommended dosage in adults is Copaxone® 40mg (one pre-filled syringe), administered as a subcutaneous injection three times a week with at least 48 hours apart.1

Benefits of Copaxone® 40mg

Efficacy

Copaxone® 40mg three times weekly provides significant reductions in relapse rates, which is consistent with Copaxone® 20mg.2

Tolerability
A lower incidence of injection site reactions in comparison to Copaxone® 20mg2-5
Safety

The overall safety profile is comparable with Copaxone® 20mg.2

CSYNC™ Autoinjector

Copaxone® comes in a prefilled syringe which is compatible with CSYNCTM.

The CSYNCTM has an ergonomic design and well positioned button for easy injection. Its audio and visual indicators also provide patients reassurance of dose delivery.

Patients should be instructed in self-injection techniques and should be supervised by a healthcare professional the first time they self-inject and for 30 minutes after.1

A different site should be chosen each day, so this will reduce the chances of any irritation or pain. Sites for self-injection include abdomen, arms, hips and thighs.1

About Copaxone®

1mL of solution for injection contains 40mg glatiramer acetate*, equivalent to 36mg of glatiramer base per pre-filled syringe.1

Glatiramer acetate is the acetate salt of synthetic polypeptides, containing four naturally occurring amino acids: L-glutamic acid, L-alanine, L-tyrosine and L-lysine, in molar fraction ranges of 0.129-0.153, 0.392-0.462, 0.086-0.100 and 0.300-0.374, respectively. The average molecular weight of glatiramer acetate is in the range of 5,000-9,000 Daltons.1

For a full list of excipients, see Section 6.1. of the Summary of Product Characteristics.

Marketing Authorisation

Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Ridings Point
Whistler Drive
Castleford
West Yorkshire
WF10 5HX
United Kingdom

Marketing Authorisation Number(s)

  • PL 10921/0026

Resources for Copaxone® 40mg

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Medicine supporting documentation for Copaxone®

1 Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate) 40mg Summary of Product Characteristics.

2 Khan O et al. Ann Neurol 2013: 73; 705–713.

3 Johnson KP et al. The Copolymer 1 Multiple Sclerosis Study Group. Neurology 1995; 45: 1268–1276.

4 Comi G et al. Ann Neurol 2011; 69: 75–82.

5 Comi G et al. European-Canadian Glatiramer Acetate Study Group. Ann Neurol 2001; 49: 290–297.


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