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Syringe Storage & Disposal

COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection): Storing your pre-filled syringes1

Whether you are at home or traveling, there are a few tips to follow for storing and disposing of your COPAXONE® Pre-filled syringes that will help make your injection experience more positive.

  • Keep your monthly supply of COPAXONE® Pre-filled syringes refrigerated between 36°F and 46°F (2°C-8°C).
  • Never freeze your COPAXONE® Pre-filled syringes. If they do accidentally freeze, do not use, and discard in a proper container.
  • When you aren't injecting, store COPAXONE® Pre-filled syringes in a place that's protected from light.
  • For added flexibility, COPAXONE® Pre-filled syringes may be stored at room temperature, between 59°F and 86°F (15°C-30°C), for up to 1 month when traveling or when refrigeration isn't available. Discard after one month.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.

Disposing of your COPAXONE® Pre-filled syringes

  • To be safe, please remember to properly dispose of used syringes into a hard-walled container immediately after you inject.
  • Consider using a needle clip device, which snaps your used needle off the syringe and houses it in a small device.
    • Needle clip devices are available online and at many retail pharmacies
    • Follow your local biohazard regulations for the disposal of the needle clip device, which can house hundreds of needles before requiring disposal
    • Check with your local health department, doctor's office, or pharmacist for guidance
  • Make sure to always keep your waste container in an area of your home that is out of the reach of children and pets.

See more information about Safe Needle Collection and Disposal (PDF).

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