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How does taking medication prevent multiple sclerosis flare-ups?

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The drugs your doctor prescribes keep your multiple sclerosis (MS) from getting worse and help prevent relapses. If you have side effects due to your medications, don't just stop taking them. Ask your doctor about other options first.

Cleveland Clinic: "Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life with MS Easier."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Acthar Gel."

Multiple Sclerosis Society (UK): "Managing Relapses," "Relapsing Remitting (RRMS)."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Managing Relapses."

Ontaneda, D. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, October-December 2009.

Paturel, A. Neurology Now, January/February 2009.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

Cleveland Clinic: "Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life with MS Easier."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Acthar Gel."

Multiple Sclerosis Society (UK): "Managing Relapses," "Relapsing Remitting (RRMS)."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Managing Relapses."

Ontaneda, D. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, October-December 2009.

Paturel, A. Neurology Now, January/February 2009.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

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