This medication is taken by injection.
- Brand Name: Glatiramer Acetate Injection (glatiramer acetate -generic equivalent of Copaxone 20mg & 40mg doses)
- Chemical Name: glatiramer acetate (therapeutic equivalent to Copaxone® 40mg/mL dose and 20 mg/mL dose)
- Usage in MS: Disease-Modifying Agent
- Generic Available: Yes
Glatiramer acetate injection is an FDA-approved therapeutic equivalent to Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate injection) available in two dose strengths: 40 mg/mL for 3-times-a-week injection and 20 mg/mL for one-daily injection.
Glatiramer acetate is a synthetic protein that simulates myelin basic protein, a component of the myelin that insulates nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. This drug seems to block myelin-damaging T-cells through a mechanism that is not completely understood.
Glatiramer acetate injection is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.
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