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TAKING Teva's COPAXONE®

Teva's COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection): Confidence with your injections

Teva's Shared Solutions® wants to help you feel as confident and comfortable as possible with administering your COPAXONE® injections. One way we can accomplish this is by providing you with tools, tips, and strategies to help you stay motivated and committed throughout your therapy experience.

Teva's COPAXONE®: Administration and usage

Both 3-times-a-week COPAXONE® 40 mg and daily COPAXONE® 20 mg are given just under the skin (subcutaneously). They can be administered manually or with the autoject®2 for glass syringe.

The autoject®2 for glass syringe is an automatic injection device that helps to make COPAXONE® injections more convenient to take. The device hides the needle, allowing you to deliver COPAXONE® at the touch of a button.

The autoject®2 for glass syringe can be a helpful tool for those not comfortable with manual injections and can contribute to a more positive injection experience for anyone taking COPAXONE®.

An image of the autoject®2 for glass syringe used for administration and usage of COPAXONE®.

The autoject®2 for glass syringe is available free of charge to anyone taking Teva's COPAXONE® with a prescription from a doctor. Once it is prescribed by your doctor, it can be ordered through Teva's Shared Solutions®.

COPAXONE® descriptives1

  • Method of administration and schedule
    Subcutaneous (under the skin) injection once a day
  • Use
    COPAXONE® is prescription medicine used for the treatment of people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Allowable storage time
    Keep refrigerated. May be stored for up to 1 month at room temperature. Discard after one month.
  • Needle size
    ½-inch length
  • Packaging information
    Pre-filled syringes. Remember, the expiration date is printed on each syringe, as well as on every box.
  • Autoinjection device available
    Yes

NOTE: If your COPAXONE® freezes, do not use it. You should make sure it is discarded in a proper container, and use a new COPAXONE® Pre-filled Syringe.

3 Injection tips to keep top of mind

  • 1

    Training Matters
    Be confident with your injection technique throughout your therapy experience. Before you inject for the first time, you should be trained by a doctor or nurse, even if you have used an injectable therapy before. Be sure to call Teva's Shared Solutions® at 1-800-887-8100 to set up an appointment for free, in-home, 1-on-1 injection training when you start COPAXONE® therapy and at any time throughout your therapy experience.

  • 2

    Rotation Matters1
    It is extremely important to rotate your injection areas (and sites within each area) to help keep your skin as healthy as possible. If you are injecting in an area that you have used in the last 7 days, be sure to choose a site that is at least 2 inches away from the site where you last injected. Download the Injection Site Map (PDF) from Shared Solutions®.

  • 3

    Depth Matters
    When you inject with the autoject®2 for glass syringe, finding the right depth setting for each injection area can help make your injections more comfortable. Keep in mind that different areas of your body may require different depth settings. Using depth settings that are too deep or too shallow may contribute to injection site reactions.

A small change can make a big difference

Whether you are just starting out on Teva's COPAXONE® therapy, or if you've been on therapy for a while, there may be small adjustments in your injection technique or routine that can have a big impact on your injection experience.

As you read through these tips—either as a starting point in your injection routine, or to remind yourself of some of the things you may have forgotten along the way—you'll see for yourself that a small change can make a big difference in your injection experience.

If you run into any issues along the way, Teva's Shared Solutions® is here to help you take control of your injection experience and increase confidence with your COPAXONE® injection technique. Only people taking Teva's COPAXONE® receive the full breadth of personalized support that Teva's Shared Solutions® offers.

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Find out how a small change can make a big difference with the support of Teva's Shared Solutions®.

 

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