The recommended Copaxone dosage for the treatment of multiple sclerosis is 20 mg, injected just under the skin once a day. The medication should be injected into areas of the skin that have a layer of fat underneath, such as the thighs, stomach, or buttocks. It is important that you administer your Copaxone dose at the same time every day.
There is only one standard recommended dose of Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate), regardless of your age or weight. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Copaxone Dosage for Multiple SclerosisThe recommended dose of Copaxone for treating multiple sclerosis (MS) is 20 mg, injected just under the skin once a day. No other Copaxone dosages have been adequately studied and, therefore, are not recommended.
Considerations for people taking Copaxone include the following:
- The medication comes as an injection. It is injected subcutaneously (just under the skin) once a day.
- Take Copaxone at the same time each day.
- The drug should be injected into areas of the skin that have a layer of fat underneath. This includes the thighs, outer upper arms, stomach (away from the navel), or buttocks. Try to rotate the injection sites (do not inject in the same place twice in a row).
- If your Copaxone is stored in the refrigerator, let it come to room temperature (wait about 20 minutes) before injecting it.
- Make sure your healthcare provider teaches you exactly how to inject the drug. This includes how to prepare the skin, how to inject the medication, and what to do with your used needles (this may vary, depending on the local laws and regulations).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Copaxone will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your Copaxone dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.