Tips for Focusing on Therapy Adherence

  • by  Teva's Lift MS® Team
  •   April 06, 2020

Life can be busy, and staying committed to your prescribed treatment for relapsing MS (RMS) may sometimes be challenging. That’s why Teva’s here to provide tips for focusing on therapy adherence and managing your RMS with COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection). As always, it’s important to talk with your healthcare provider before starting, changing, or stopping a prescribed medication.

  1. Get organized. Create a checklist that includes all of the steps that are needed to help ensure a smooth injection experience. Not only do checklists keep you organized and accountable, but they can also give you a sense of accomplishment as you check items off the list.
  2. Plan for travel. Teva’s travel guide may help you prepare for your next adventure and make your experience more manageable. If you’re planning on traveling by plane, be sure to inform the TSA ahead of time if you’re traveling with any medications in your carry-on luggage.
  3. Set reminders. Using an alarm or an app such as the COPAXONE iTracker® 2.0 to remind you when it’s time to administer an injection and help you keep track of where you recently injected.
  4. Request “Dispense As Written.” To help ensure your COPAXONE® injection is not switched with a generic at the pharmacy, ask your doctor to include specific language like “Dispense As Written (DAW)” on all prescriptions. Whether you’re new to or currently taking COPAXONE®, be prepared for your next appointment by discussing this topic with your doctor.
  5. Use support services. Take advantage of the resources Teva’s Shared Solutions® offers by calling 1-800-887-8100 to chat with a nurse. Whether you’re looking for financial assistance, nurse support, or educational brochures, Shared Solutions® can help assist you during your MS therapy experience.

Share some advice below with others in the Lift MS® community by commenting what helps you focus on therapy adherence. You can also join us on Facebook for more tips on managing life with RMS.

COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.

Do not use COPAXONE® if you are allergic to glatiramer acetate or mannitol.

See Important Safety Information below and full Prescribing Information for Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate Injection).

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