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How do medications affect multiple sclerosis (MS)?

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Scientists are doing studies to see whether the drugs that slow the nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) -- called disease-modifying medicines -- can help with thinking problems, too.

Others are looking at treatments, such as Alzheimer’s medications, that may temporarily improve your memory and focus. Ask your doctor to give you updates on any promising results.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 22, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 22, 2019

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