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Old 09-13-2010, 10:40 AM
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copaxone 3 days/week?

Hi there! Has anyone heard that taking Copaxone 3 times per week is just as effective as injecting daily? Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:08 PM
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Yes New England Journal of Medicine has a study coming out that Copaxone is just as effective once every 2 days as everyday. My doctor just told me to switch.
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:55 AM
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My doctor told me to switch to 3 days a week but as soon as I switched I had a flare coming my way. Needless to say I kept to my old routine.
I also read about a trial where the shot was half the size and it caused less reactions and allergies. Try looking it up on google. As I understood they were contemplating manufacturing it in a smaller size but same dosage in the future.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:51 AM
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I have been doing mine every other day for about a year now... I am happy not to have the bumps and bruises on my arms and legs.
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:56 AM
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Every other day also for a year with no huge issues,just a few small ones.
There are a couple of studies that say that every other day is only slightly less effective.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:48 AM
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Thank you so much everyone for the feedback! About 2 months ago my neurologist mentioned that the FDA may soon approve using Copaxone 3 x/week, so I switched from daily to every other day at that time due to horrible site reactions (my little secret, shhhhhh don't tell my neurologist ) but have always wondered what others are doing.

maple25, I'm really sorry to hear about your flare. I hope it's all under control now and that you're feeling better!
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:10 PM
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That would be really great news if true and also would make me feel better because I've been doing it any way.

My legs are off limits now because I have psoriasis. Every time I inject in my legs, I can count on a new lesion. My psoriasis is pretty resistant to treatment, so once I get a new lesion it stays for good - so that eliminates two injection sites.

My favorite is my stomach, but since it takes a while for lumps to go away, I can't inject there every night.

My arms are real sensitive to the injections as well...

and blah blah blah

The joys of daily injecting have caught up with me.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:39 PM
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I have been doing every other night for about a year. My Dr. says that I should be doing it every night as prescribed and that its doing good for me and if i used it everyday like I'm supposed to then I would prob do even better. I don't know and I don't think anyone does for sure. I'm still doing every other.
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I have been doing every other night for about a year. My Dr. says that I should be doing it every night as prescribed and that its doing good for me and if i used it everyday like I'm supposed to then I would prob do even better. I don't know and I don't think anyone does for sure. I'm still doing every other.
 

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