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Copaxone: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

What Is Copaxone?

Copaxone is a prescription medication typically used as part of disease-modifying therapy for treating multiple sclerosis in adults. It contains the active ingredient glatiramer acetate. This drug works by preventing the immune system from mistakenly attacking nerve cells. As a result, Copaxone can help lower the frequency of multiple sclerosis relapses as well as slow down the progression of the disease. The medication is available in a prefilled syringe, which can be injected under the skin. Two strengths are available, including 20 milligrams and 40 milligrams. [1]