Athough there's not yet a cure for MS, there are many effective medications to help you manage the disease.
Athough there's not yet a cure for MS, there are many effective medications to help you manage the disease. Here's a rundown of your treatment options.
These are drugs that have been shown to slow the progression of MS.
There are two ways doctors usually approach treatment, depending on the nature of a person’s MS. These are induction therapy and escalation therapy.
If medication doesn’t work or has side effects you can’t tolerate, your doctor might suggest surgery or another procedure.
As your multiple sclerosis progresses, your therapies may need to change along with it.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be an expensive disease, and prescription drugs -- specifically, disease-modifying therapies -- are the largest piece of the cost puzzle.
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Cutting-edge treatments make it possible to live better with multiple sclerosis (MS) than ever before.
Your doctor might suggest going off-label if approved drugs aren't safe for you.
You may need a doctor to find out if your main MS treatment -- your disease-modifying drug -- is working.
Natalizumab (Tysabri) is a treatment for people with relapsing forms of MS. It makes flares happen less often and keeps physical disabilities from getting worse quickly.
Novantrone (mitoxantrone IV) is an immune-suppressing medicine that can only be given by IV.
Imuran (azathioprine) is used to slow the progression of MS by suppressing the body's immune system.
Interferon beta drugs -- similar to proteins produced naturally by the body -- reduce the frequency of exacerbations and stabilize the course of MS.
Cytoxan suppresses the immune system, which slows MS progression by keeping your white blood cells from attacking your central nervous system.
Stem cell transplantation has been used to treat RRMS. But more research is needed to know how well this works.
If you feel fine for weeks or months but your multiple sclerosis symptoms pop up again, you probably have what doctors call a relapse or flare-up.
Glucocorticoids are powerful medicines that fight inflammation and work with your immune system to treat wide range of health problems.
If your multiple sclerosis flares up, steroids can treat your symptoms quickly.
Plasma exchange, also known as plasmapheresis, is a way to "clean" your blood, similar to kidney dialysis.
If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you might feel very fatigued from time to time.
Each person with MS can have different levels of pain that can happen on different parts of the body.
Sudden pains are common with multiple sclerosis (MS). You might get a shocking, burning, squeezing, stabbing, cold, or prickly feeling out of nowhere. Some people call them zingers or stingers.
Baclofen (Gablofen, Lioresal) is a medication that treats stiff muscles and spasms, a condition called spasticity, that can happen to people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other nerve diseases.
Botulinum toxin (Botox) helps people with MS who have spasticity -- stiff muscles and sudden, uncontrollable movements -- in their arms.
About three-fourths of people with MS have trouble walking. Dalfampridine (Ampyra) is a medication that helps you get around more easily.
If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), it’s common for it to cause issues with movement and coordination. Your doctor may suggest taking a certain potassium channel blocker medication as part of your treatment plan to improve your ability to walk.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) may cause cognitive impairment symptoms for many people. Several medications currently approved for MS may help.
If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), there are many medical treatments you can use to treat your disease, like medications or physical therapy. But many people look for other ways to feel better, such as acupuncture, yoga, relaxation, herbal remedies, and massage.
Different forms of rehab therapy, also called restorative rehabilitation, target the way MS changes your life. It helps you stay independent and handle many of the physical, mental, and emotional challenges you face.
If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may wonder if vitamins, supplements, and herbs can help you feel better.
If your multiple sclerosis treatment isn’t giving you the relief you want, you may be curious about how medical marijuana might help you.
More research is needed, but scientists think CBD may help with these MS symptoms.
You might have heard that vitamin D helps to lower the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS). Evidence suggests that getting enough of this vitamin might protect against MS by holding back your immune system from attacking your own nerve cells.
A great massage can help melt away stress and relax muscles. It may also ease certain multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms.
Could a new device called a portable neuromodulation stimulator (PoNS) help improve your mobility and balance with multiple sclerosis?
Bee stings, cobra venom, and hookworms are things you usually avoid -- unless you have multiple sclerosis. Then, you might be willing to try them to help ease your symptoms.