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What disease-modifying drugs are used to treat multiple sclerosis?

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The disease-modifying drugs cladribine (Mavenclad), mitoxantrone (Novantrone), and siponimod (Mayzent)  have been approved to treat SPMS. Mitoxantrone is still mainly works to treat relapses and has serious side effects, including problems and . So there’s a limit to how much people can use it in their lifetimes. It’s usually for people with disease that gets worse quickly when other treatments don't work. heartleukemia

Mitoxantrone has serious side effects, including heart problems and leukemia, so there’s a limit to how much people can use it in their lifetimes. It’s usually for people with disease that worsens quickly when other treatments don't work.

Methotrexate (Otrexup, Rasuvo, Trexall, Xatmep), a medication often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, may improve symptoms in people with SPMS.

SOURCES:

Up-To-Date: "Treatment of progressive multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Secondary Progressive MS."

Cleveland Clinic: "Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "What we know about secondary progressive multiple sclerosis."

Koch, M. , 2010. Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery Psychiatry

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: "Living with Progressive MS."

Medscape Education: Clinical Review of Management of Secondary Progressive MS."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

SOURCES:

Up-To-Date: "Treatment of progressive multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Secondary Progressive MS."

Cleveland Clinic: "Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "What we know about secondary progressive multiple sclerosis."

Koch, M. , 2010. Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery Psychiatry

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: "Living with Progressive MS."

Medscape Education: Clinical Review of Management of Secondary Progressive MS."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

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