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How do you know what treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) is right for you?

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The decision concerning whether or when to begin treatment with one of these medications is best made by you and your doctor. Factors that should be considered include potential side effects, benefits, frequency, method of medication delivery, and your personal concerns, priorities and lifestyle.

The most important goal is to find a treatment you can use comfortably and consistently. Each pharmaceutical company offers customer support and may also provide some financial assistance for qualifying individuals without prescription drug coverage.

SOURCE: WebMD Health News: "Gilenya, First Oral MS Drug, Gets FDA Nod." News release, FDA.  Biogen Idec web site. News release, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.  




 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 30, 2019

SOURCE: WebMD Health News: "Gilenya, First Oral MS Drug, Gets FDA Nod." News release, FDA.  Biogen Idec web site. News release, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.  




 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 30, 2019

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