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Common Copaxone Side Effects


The most commonly reported Copaxone side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (236)
Dyspnoea (226)
Urticaria (117)
Chest Pain (102)
Nausea (99)
Injection Site Pain (97)
Convulsion (94)
Flushing (93)
Injection Site Reaction (93)
Fall (93)
Chest Discomfort (90)
Loss Of Consciousness (88)
Fatigue (82)
Hypoaesthesia (82)
Dizziness (80)
Injection Site Erythema (77)
Pain (72)
Injection Site Necrosis (72)
Palpitations (71)
Headache (69)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Copaxone Side Effects Reported to FDA



Copaxone Side Effect Report#9999748
Resuscitation, Pupil Fixed, Loss Of Consciousness, Mydriasis
This is a report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis, who was treated with Copaxone (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 05, 2009), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Resuscitation, Pupil Fixed, Loss Of Consciousness, Mydriasis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Copaxone treatment in female patients, resulting in Resuscitation side effect.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9999325
Loss Of Consciousness, Rhabdomyolysis, Overdose
This report suggests a potential Copaxone Loss Of Consciousness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis and used Copaxone (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 14, 2002. After starting Copaxone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Loss Of Consciousness, Rhabdomyolysis, OverdoseAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Baclofen
The patient was hospitalized. Although Copaxone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Loss Of Consciousness, may still occur.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9997218
This Death problem was reported by a physician from US. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis. On
Feb 07, 2003 this consumer started treatment with Copaxone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Copaxone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9996484
Road Traffic Accident
This Road Traffic Accident side effect was reported by a physician from DE. A 39-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis.The patient was prescribed Copaxone (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Nov 15, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Copaxone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Road Traffic AccidentThese side effects may potentially be related to Copaxone.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9996479
Cardiovascular Disorder, Hypersensitivity
This is a report of a 45-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis, who was treated with Copaxone (dosage: NA, start time:
Nov 01, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cardiovascular Disorder, Hypersensitivity after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Copaxone treatment in male patients, resulting in Cardiovascular Disorder side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9996017
Diabetes Mellitus
This report suggests a potential Copaxone Diabetes Mellitus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis and used Copaxone (dosage: NA) starting
Jul 17, 2013. After starting Copaxone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Diabetes MellitusAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Copaxone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diabetes Mellitus, may still occur.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9994689
Injection Site Rash, Injection Site Oedema, Injection Site Reaction
This Injection Site Rash problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis. On
Jan 31, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Copaxone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Copaxone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Injection Site Rash, Injection Site Oedema, Injection Site ReactionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Injection Site Rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9994118
Haemorrhage
This Haemorrhage side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 62-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis.The patient was prescribed Copaxone (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Apr 08, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Copaxone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: HaemorrhageThese side effects may potentially be related to Copaxone. The patient was hospitalized.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9993456
Precancerous Cells Present
This is a report of a 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis, who was treated with Copaxone (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 15, 2008), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Precancerous Cells Present after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Copaxone treatment in female patients, resulting in Precancerous Cells Present side effect.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9993400
Intracranial Pressure Increased, Visual Impairment
This report suggests a potential Copaxone Intracranial Pressure Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis and used Copaxone (dosage: NA) starting
Nov 15, 2013. After starting Copaxone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Intracranial Pressure Increased, Visual ImpairmentAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Copaxone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Intracranial Pressure Increased, may still occur.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9991746
Pancreatic Cyst, Fall, Gait Disturbance
This Pancreatic Cyst problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis. On 2006 this consumer started treatment with Copaxone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Copaxone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pancreatic Cyst, Fall, Gait DisturbanceAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pancreatic Cyst, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9990771
Platelet Count Decreased, Haemorrhage, Sepsis
This Platelet Count Decreased side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis.The patient was prescribed Copaxone (drug dosage: 20 Mg Daily Sq), which was initiated on 200503. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Copaxone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Platelet Count Decreased, Haemorrhage, SepsisThese side effects may potentially be related to Copaxone. The patient was hospitalized.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9985435
Fall, Tendonitis
This is a report of a 58-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis, who was treated with Copaxone (dosage: NA, start time:
Dec 31, 2010), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Fall, Tendonitis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Copaxone treatment in male patients, resulting in Fall side effect.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9984605
Gout, Cognitive Disorder, Renal Failure, Dehydration, Syncope, Gait Disturbance, Abdominal Pain Upper, Diarrhoea
This report suggests a potential Copaxone Gout side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis,gait disturbance,blood pressure and used Copaxone (dosage: NA) starting 201312. After starting Copaxone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Gout, Cognitive Disorder, Renal Failure, Dehydration, Syncope, Gait Disturbance, Abdominal Pain Upper, DiarrhoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Ampyra
  • Antihypertensives
  • Diuretics
The patient was hospitalized. Although Copaxone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Gout, may still occur.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9982433
Urticaria, Anaphylactic Reaction
This Urticaria problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis. On
Jan 02, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Copaxone 20mg Teva (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Copaxone 20mg Teva, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Urticaria, Anaphylactic ReactionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Urticaria, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9982124
Rash, Urticaria
This Rash side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 27-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis.The patient was prescribed Copaxone 20mg Teva (drug dosage: 20mg, Daily, Sub-q), which was initiated on
Mar 03, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Copaxone 20mg Teva the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Rash, UrticariaThese side effects may potentially be related to Copaxone 20mg Teva.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9973716
Nephrolithiasis
This is a report of a 41-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis, who was treated with Copaxone (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 11, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Nephrolithiasis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Copaxone treatment in male patients, resulting in Nephrolithiasis side effect.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9970325
Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Epilepsy, Fall, Jaw Fracture, Fatigue, Abasia, Depressed Mood, Weight Decreased, Sensory Loss
This report suggests a potential Copaxone Multiple Sclerosis Relapse side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 41-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Copaxone (dosage: Injection, Depth At 8 And 10 Mm) starting 201310. After starting Copaxone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Epilepsy, Fall, Jaw Fracture, Fatigue, Abasia, Depressed Mood, Weight Decreased, Sensory LossAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Cymbalta
  • Seresta (1 In The Evening)
  • Deroxat 10 Mg (.5 Tablet Daily;)
  • Keppra 500mg (4 Tablet Daily; 2 In The Morning And 2 In The Evening)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Copaxone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, may still occur.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9970214
Sepsis, Clostridium Difficile Infection, Catheter Site Abscess, Urosepsis, Pelvic Fluid Collection, Abdominal Pain
This Sepsis problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis. On
Apr 14, 1998 this consumer started treatment with Copaxone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Copaxone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Sepsis, Clostridium Difficile Infection, Catheter Site Abscess, Urosepsis, Pelvic Fluid Collection, Abdominal PainThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Sepsis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9949314
Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Paraesthesia, Paraesthesia, Diplopia, Hyperacusis, Vertigo Positional
This Multiple Sclerosis Relapse side effect was reported by a physician from FR. A 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Copaxone (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 2002. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levothyrox
.After starting to take Copaxone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Paraesthesia, Paraesthesia, Diplopia, Hyperacusis, Vertigo PositionalThese side effects may potentially be related to Copaxone. The patient was hospitalized.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9946746
Abasia, Insomnia, Fatigue, Anxiety, Anxiety, Immediate Post-injection Reaction, Flushing, Palpitations, Chest Pain
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis,vitamin d deficiency, who was treated with Copaxone (dosage: NA, start time: 201401), combined with:
  • Vitamin D (7142.8571 Iu (international Unit) Daily;)
  • Steroid Injection
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abasia, Insomnia, Fatigue, Anxiety, Anxiety, Immediate Post-injection Reaction, Flushing, Palpitations, Chest Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Copaxone treatment in male patients, resulting in Abasia side effect.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9946522
Hyperexplexia, Adverse Event, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Fall, Somnolence, Somnolence, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
This report suggests a potential Copaxone Hyperexplexia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis and used Copaxone (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 22, 2014. After starting Copaxone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hyperexplexia, Adverse Event, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Fall, Somnolence, Somnolence, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label UseAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Valium (4 Milligram Daily;)
  • Baclofen
  • Lantus
Although Copaxone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hyperexplexia, may still occur.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9943209
Convulsion, Tongue Paralysis, Oropharyngeal Pain, Throat Tightness, Dysphagia
This Convulsion problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis. On
Nov 28, 2009 this consumer started treatment with Copaxone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Copaxone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Convulsion, Tongue Paralysis, Oropharyngeal Pain, Throat Tightness, DysphagiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Convulsion, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9943027
Lipodystrophy Acquired
This Lipodystrophy Acquired side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 33-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis.The patient was prescribed Copaxone (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 200511. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Copaxone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Lipodystrophy AcquiredThese side effects may potentially be related to Copaxone.
Copaxone Side Effect Report#9942745
Gallbladder Operation
This is a report of a 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis, who was treated with Copaxone (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 04, 2006), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gallbladder Operation after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Copaxone treatment in female patients, resulting in Gallbladder Operation side effect.


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The appearance of Copaxone on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Copaxone Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Multiple Sclerosis Relapse 189
Dyspnoea 182
Urticaria 91
Injection Site Pain 90
Injection Site Reaction 84
Nausea 82
Chest Pain 81
Flushing 80
Chest Discomfort 79
Loss Of Consciousness 78

What are common Copaxone Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Multiple Sclerosis Relapse 47
Dyspnoea 43
Fall 26
Urticaria 26
Chest Pain 21
Convulsion 21
Fatigue 21
Injection Site Necrosis 21
Dizziness 19
Nausea 17

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