Glatirex Injection

Prescription Required
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Glatirex Injection is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the immune system cells start damaging the insulating covers of the brain and spinal cord cells leading to different types of physical, mental and psychiatric problems).

Glatirex Injection works by modifying the body's immune system and thereby preventing damage to the brain and spinal cord cells. This injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is injected into the tissue under the skin (subcutaneous tissue) only and remember it is never injected into a vein or a muscle. It is better to have a different injection site for each dose. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this injection is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor.

This medicine may cause side effects like rash, shortness of breath, chest pain and vasodilation (dilation of the blood vessels leading to a decrease in the blood pressure of an individual). These are usually temporary and normally go away on their own in some time. However, you should inform your doctor immediately if they last longer or become severe.

Uses of Glatirex Injection

Benefits of Glatirex Injection

In Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the brain and spinal cord in which a person’s own immune system attacks the protective sheath (called myelin) of the nerves. This leads to symptoms such as vision loss, pain, fatigue and improper coordination. Glatirex Injection helps to suppress the body’s immune system, thereby reducing the progression of the disease. It reduces the inflammation of the damaged nerves, prevents further damage and stabilises your immune system. This medicine is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the best results.

Side effects of Glatirex Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Glatirex

  • Rash
  • Breathlessness
  • Chest pain
  • Vasodilation
  • Injection site reaction

How to use Glatirex Injection

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

How Glatirex 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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Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Glatirex Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glatirex Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glatirex Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Glatirex Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Glatirex 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Glatirex Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Glatirex Injection?

If you miss a dose of Glatirex 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.

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Quick tips

  • Glatirex Injection helps  reduce the number of times you suffer attacks of MS (relapses).
  • It is injected into the tissue under the skin (subcutaneous tissue) only. Never inject it into a vein or a muscle.
  • A different injection site should be used for each dose.
  • Always store your injections in the refrigerator (2°C to 8°C).
  • Never use the same syringe more than once. Discard any unused product or waste.
  • It may cause symptoms such as flushing, chest pain, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing that normally go away on their own within half an hour. Inform your doctor immediately if they last longer or become severe.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amino Acids, Peptides, Analogues
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS
Action Class
Immunomodulator- Multiple sclerosis (Injectable)

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FAQs

Q. What is Glatirex Injection?

Glatirex Injection 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.

Q. What is Glatirex Injection used for?

Glatirex Injection 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.

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References

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Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
Expires on or after: December, 2021

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