Glatiramer Acetate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Glatiramer Acetate?

(gla TIR a mer AS e tate)

• This medicine is used to decrease the number of relapses with multiple sclerosis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Irritation where the shot is given.

• Risk of infection. Avoid people with infections, colds, or flu.

• Nervous and excitable.

• Flushing. May occur within a minute of the shot and lasts about 15 minutes.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth...