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Are there drugs that can slow the course of multiple sclerosis?

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Your doctor can also prescribe drugs that may slow the course of the disease, prevent or treat attacks, ease your symptoms, or help you manage the stress that can come with the condition. Drugs that may slow your MS or help nerve damage include:

  • Beta interferon (Avonex, Betaseron, and Rebif)
  • Copolymer-1 (Copaxone)
  • Dalfampridine (Ampyra)
  • Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera)
  • Natalizumab (Tysabri)
  • Mitoxantrone (Novantrone)
  • Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus)
  • Teriflunomide (Aubagio)

From: What Is Multiple Sclerosis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page”

MS Coalition: “Emerging Therapies Collaborative”

MS International Federation: “Complementary and Alternative Therapies”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 6, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page”

MS Coalition: “Emerging Therapies Collaborative”

MS International Federation: “Complementary and Alternative Therapies”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 6, 2019

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