No Negative Effects on Infants Whose Moms Take Copaxone While Breastfeeding

No Negative Effects on Infants Whose Moms Take Copaxone While Breastfeeding

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No Negative Effects on Infants Whose Moms Take Copaxone While Breastfeeding

Treatment with Copaxone (glatiramer acetate), an approved therapy for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), while breastfeeding does not appear to be harmful to infants in their first years, a study has found. Investigators observed no differences between infants whose mothers were taking Copaxone and those whose mothers weren’t receiving any treatment, in terms of developmental delay, growth within the first 18 months of life, hospitalizations, and antibiotic treatment. The findings were presented by Kerstin Hellwig,…

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