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What drugs have been shown to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis in people?

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A number of drugs have been shown to slow the progression of MS in some people. These are called the disease-modifying drugs. They include:

  • alemtuzumab (Lemtrada)
  • daclizumab (Zinbryta)
  • dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera)
  • fingolimod (Gilenya)
  • glatiramer acetate (Copaxone)
  • interferon beta-1a (Avonex, Rebif )
  • interferon beta-1b (Betaseron)
  • mitoxantrone (Novantrone)
  • natalizumab (Tysabr)
  • ocrelizumab (Ocrevus)
  • peginterferon beta-1a (Plegridy)
  • teriflumonide (Aubagio)

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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