Mayzent vs. Glatopa

Are Mayzent and Glatopa the Same Thing?

Mayzent (siponimod) and Glatopa (glatiramer acetate injection) are used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Glatopa is generic version of Copaxone.

Mayzent and Glatopa belong to different drug classes. Mayzent is a sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor modulator and Glatopa is an immunomodulator.

Side effects of Mayzent that are different from Glatopa include headache, high blood pressure (hypertension), increased liver transaminase, falls, pain and swelling in extremities, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, and slow heart rate.

Side effects of Glatopa that are different from Mayzent include injection site reactions, skin redness, rash, hives, lightheadedness, flushing, palpitations, anxiety, indigestion, throat constriction, and chest pain.

Mayzent may interact with "live" vaccines, cancer medications, immune-modulating drugs, immunosuppressive therapies, anti-arrhythmics, QT prolonging drugs, calcium channel blockers, other drugs that may decrease heart rate, beta-blockers, fluconazole, rifampin, carbamazepine, modafinil, or efavirenz.

Glatopa may interact with other drugs.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Mayzent?

Common side effects of Mayzent include:

  • headache,
  • high blood pressure (hypertension),
  • increased transaminase,
  • falls,
  • swelling of extremities,
  • nausea,
  • dizziness,
  • diarrhea,
  • slow heart rate, and
  • pain in extremities

What Are Possible Side Effects of Glatopa?

Common side effects of Glatopa include:

Glatopa can affect your immune system's ability to fight an infection while you are taking the medication and for 2 months after your last dose. Tell your doctor right away if you develop signs of an infection such as:

What Is Mayzent?

Mayzent (siponimod) is a sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor modulator indicated for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.

What Is Glatopa?

Glatopa (fingolimod) is a sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor modulator used to treat patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) to reduce the frequency of exacerbations and to delay physical disability.

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What Drugs Interact With Mayzent?

Mayzent may interact with:

  • "live" vaccines,
  • cancer medications,
  • immune-modulating drugs,
  • immunosuppressive therapies,
  • anti-arrhythmics,
  • QT prolonging drugs,
  • calcium channel blockers,
  • other drugs that may decrease heart rate,
  • beta-blockers,
  • fluconazole,
  • rifampin,
  • carbamazepine,
  • modafinil, or
  • efavirenz.

What Drugs Interact With Glatopa?

Glatopa may interact with:

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Glatopa may cause fetal harm. It takes approximately 2 months for Glatopa to be eliminated from the body. Women should avoid pregnancy during treatment with Glatopa and for 2 months after treatment. It is not known if Glatopa passes into breast milk. Women and their doctors should decide whether to take Glatopa or breastfeed. Women should not do both.

How Should Mayzent Be Taken?

Initiate Mayzent with a 5-day titration. The recommended maintenance dosage of Mayzent is 2 mg.

How Should Glatopa Be Taken?

The recommended dose for Glatopa is 0.5 mg orally once daily, with or without food.

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References
Novartis AG. Mayzent Product Information.

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Novartis AG. Glatopa Product Information

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