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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

What Is Glatiramer Acetate / What Is Mylan’s Glatiramer Acetate Injection?

Glatiramer acetate is a prescription medication that can be injected subcutaneously to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Every dose of glatiramer acetate is composed of a complex mixture of polypeptides containing four naturally occurring amino acids:
  • L-glutamate
  • L-lysine

  • L-alanine
  • L-tyrosine

Some scientists think that MS may result when the body’s immune system attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds and protects nerve cell axons.1 Although the mechanism of action of glatiramer acetate is not fully known, there is evidence that it may help reduce MS relapses by interrupting this immune system attack

What Is Mylan’s Glatiramer Acetate Injection?

Mylan’s Glatiramer Acetate Injection is an FDA-approved therapeutic equivalent to Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate injection), available in two dose strengths.
  • 40 mg/mL for 3-times-a-week injection
  • 20 mg/mL for once-daily injection

This means that Mylan’s Glatiramer Acetate Injection may be substitued for the equivalent dose of Copaxone® and may be expected to have a comparable safety and efficacy profile.
Like Copaxone®, Mylan’s Glatiramer Acetate Injection is available by prescription only, for injection under the skin

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