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Copaxone..I have heard it may stop working in 10-15 yrs time

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Old 11-13-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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Copaxone..I have heard it may stop working in 10-15 yrs time

Is this true, does anyone know..I thought all would be pretty good now on copaxone, but this has scared me!!!!
Pls anyone know!! and if so what do I do then.

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Old 11-14-2009, 09:37 AM   #2
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Re: Copaxone..I have heard it may stop working in 10-15 yrs time

From what I understand about these drugs (Copaxone, Rebif, Avonex, Beteseron), you will build an immunity to them over time. So, the idea is that if you take them right away after diagnosis, you will hopefully slow the progression of the disease so when the drugs stop working as well for you, you will hopefully be in a better place with the disease (minimal symptoms, fewer lesions etc.)

Old 11-14-2009, 04:41 PM   #3
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Re: Copaxone..I have heard it may stop working in 10-15 yrs time

Unlike interferons (Avonex, Rebif, Beta, etc) you CANNOT develop antibodies to Copaxone. It does not change the effectiveness of the drug. Per my MS neurologist....

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