glatiramer/gla·tir·a·mer/ (glah-tir´ah-mer) an immunomodulator used as the acetate ester to reduce relapses in multiple sclerosis.
a multiple sclerosis drug.
indication It is used to reduce the frequency of relapses in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug or to mannitol prohibits its use.
adverse effects Adverse effects include migraine, palpitations, syncope, tachycardia, vasodilation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, gastroenteritis, ecchymosis, lymphadenopathy, edema, weight gain, arthralgia, anxiety, hypertonia, tremor, vertigo, speech disorder, agitation, confusion, bronchitis, dyspnea, pruritus, rash, sweating, urticaria, erythema, ear pain, urinary urgency, dysmenorrhea, and vaginal moniliasis.