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Glatiramer is a prescription medication used for treating multiple sclerosis. It is believed to work by decreasing nerve damage caused by the autoimmune disease. Glatiramer is a delicate molecule that would be destroyed by the digestive system if taken by mouth. Therefore, the drug must be injected just under the skin once daily. Potential side effects include joint pain, weakness, and hot flashes.
- Skin reaction at the injection site (such as redness, pain, or burning)
- Flushing or hot flashes
- Joint pain.