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I have noticed swollen lymph nodes in my armpits and groin since starting Copaxone almost 3 months ago. Can Copaxone cause swollen lymph nodes? Is this a common side effect? If so, anything that can or should be done to help?
Copaxone sometimes causes swelling of draining lymph nodes. THis is rarely a problem unless painful. There have been some case reports of cancerous swelling of lymph nodes in people on Copaxone but it is not at all clear that there is a causal relationship. There is nothing to do about the swollen lymph nodes except stopping the Copaxone.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego
2/19/2017 11:58:11 pm
I have 3 swallon lymphnodes that hurt on occasion and the don't go away is this a cause of my copaxone. I notice my first one about a month ago and at that time I ran out of my copaxone so I wasn't on it but when I got back on it another onemail had appeared like after the 3 injection.
1/28/2020 08:35:18 am
I have swollen lymph nodes on either side of my groin is this from copaxone blood tests came back clear and I had a scan that they said there was nothing they could see that was dangerous but that the swelling was definitely reactive I’m thinking about coming off copaxone!
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