Been on copaxone for 4yrs now, just this past January went through my first relapse since being on copaxone.
Now facing the decision on which drug to switch to??
If anyone can share your experience/opinion with Kesimpta would be appreciated. What side effects did you experience? How long did they last? Did you get injection site reactions? Did the side effects slowly fade over time? Does it come with an injector pen?
Thank you in advance for any info. ❤️
I have been on kesimpta since May 2021. It is a pre filled auto pen syringe. It is very easy in inject once a month. I only get side effects for a few hour after injection, 1000mg Tylenol helps. The first injection was awful for me, side effect wise. The rest have been okay. Injection site reaction wise I sometimes get a bruise, once a hive, no big deal.
I just know what a neurologist said to me about Kesimpta. It wasn't good or bad but happened when I thought I was having problems paying for my MS drug of choice which is an infusion, Rituximab. I had read about Kesimpta liked the rough stats and was interested in giving the drug a try. My neurologist said it was the same drug as Retux with a different delivery method, a shot for Kesimpta versus an infusion for Retux. I have learned there is no way to predict how your body and MS will react to a drug. If you've done some vetting, all I can say is give Kesimpta a try. You will probably know if it is a med for you quite quicklyand, if it isn't that clear to you, your neuro will test you in 6 months to a year to see what the tests say about your new med
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