COPAXONE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • puffy face from water retention
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • reactions at the site of the injection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • widening of blood vessels
  • itching
  • joint pain
  • neck pain
  • excessive sweating
  • muscle tremors
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • generalized weakness
  • anxious feelings

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • a spasm of the larynx
  • a skin rash
  • skin nodules
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • agitation
  • a migraine headache
  • bruising under the skin
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • bronchitis
  • absence of menstrual periods
  • muscle pain
  • fainting
  • fever
  • flu-like symptoms
  • chills
  • weight gain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • shingles
  • acute leukemia
  • cancer of the bladder
  • a breast tumor
  • overactive thyroid gland
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • anemia
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • glaucoma, an increased pressure in the eye
  • changes in the visual field
  • high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • fluid in the covering of the heart or pericardium
  • atrial fibrillation
  • slow heartbeat
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • an enlarged heart
  • low blood pressure
  • a feeling of throat tightness
  • escape of fluid into the lungs
  • liver failure
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • bloody urine
  • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
  • non-cancerous cysts causing the breast to feel lumpy
  • an ovarian cyst
  • a condition with symptoms that resemble lupus
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • seizures
  • aphasia, a loss of the ability to speak and understand language
  • a type of speech disorder called dysarthria
  • dead skin
  • rapid deep breathing
  • diarrhea
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • abnormal pap smear results
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • sepsis
  • fast heartbeat

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • high cholesterol
  • mood changes
  • an earache
  • enlarged superficial veins
  • tooth decay
  • inflammation of the salivary glands
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • the inability to have an erection
  • breast fullness due to milk production
  • inflammation or infection of the vagina
  • pain with menstruation
  • abnormally long or heavy periods
  • irregular periods
  • bleeding not related to menstrual period
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
  • backache
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • decreased appetite
  • pain in the upper abdomen or back and sides
  • abnormal dreams

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