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Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answeredCopaxone (glatiramer) is considered to be a safe treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. This has been determined in over 10 years of monitoring people taking this drug. While there are risks with any drug, there have been no serious safety warnings for Copaxone.
There are risk as always with taking anything, whether it is a medication, herb, vitamin, or mineral. Specifically with copaxone, since in it an injectable medication, the biggest and most common side effect is local reactions of the skin like redness, rash, irritation, and rarely an abscess. The most common reasons for discontinuing copaxone is persistent shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and emotional mood swings or abnormal dreams.