My cousin has RRMS and takes Copaxone and has been for about a year now. She gets really bad serum sickness every time she takes it. She said she can hardly get out of bed for about three days. Should she be on a different medication?
It is quite rare to get serum sickness after injecting Copaxone. However if she is that sick after the injections she should discuss with her neurologist other treatment options as there are many other FDA approved treatments for RRMS.
Benjamin Osborne, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Director, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Clinic
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic
Associate Director of the NIH/Georgetown Neurology Residency Program
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