Glatira 20 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Glatira Injection

Glatira 20 mg Injection is used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Glatira Injection side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Vasodilation
  • Injection site reaction

How to use Glatira Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Glatira Injection works

Glatiramer acetate belongs to a class of drugs called immunomodulatory agents. It works by modifying the body’s immune system and thereby preventing the damage to the insulating covers (myelin sheath) and protecting the brain and spinal cord cells, however the exact mechanism by which it modifies the body’s immune system is not known.
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Glatira Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Glatira 20 mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Glatira 20 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Glatira 20 mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Glatira 20 mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Glatira 20 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Glatira Injection?

If you miss a dose of Glatira 20 mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Glatira 20 mg Injection
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Expert Advice

  • Do consult your doctor if you experience symptoms such as relaxation of blood vessels (vasodilatation), reddening of face and other areas of skin (flushing), chest pain, breathlessness (dyspnea), increased heart rate that a person can feel (palpitations) or increased heart rate (tachycardia) after taking glatiramer acetate.
  • Do consult your doctor if you have a history of heart or kidney problems before taking glatiramer acetate.
  • Follow the instructions of doctor for proper injection technique and to rotate injection sites daily.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What is Glatira?
Glatira is an immunomodulatory agent. It works by modifying the body's immune system and thereby preventing the damage to the insulating covers (myelin sheath) and protecting the brain and spinal cord cell
Q. What is Glatira used for?
Glatira is used for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (disease in which the immune system i.e. the cells responsible for defense in the body and damages the insulating covers (myelin sheath) of the brain and spinal cord cells leading to different types of physical, mental and psychiatric problems) and to reduce the frequency of recurrences of the attacks of multiple sclerosis in ambulatory patients (i.e. who can walk without help) with relapsing, remitting multiple sclerosis characterized by at least two attacks in the past two year period.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013
MRP
374.17
1 ml in 1 vial
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