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What drugs may slow your multiple sclerosis (MS)?

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Drugs that may slow your MS or help nerve damage include:

Your doctor may give you steroids to make your MS attacks shorter and less severe. You can also try other drugs, like muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, or botulinum toxin (Botox), to ease muscle spasms and treat some of the other symptoms.

  • Beta interferon (Avonex, Betaseron, and Rebif)
  • Copolymer-1 (Copaxone)
  • Dalfampridine (Ampyra)
  • Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera)
  • Natalizumab (Tysabri)
  • Mitoxantrone (Novantrone)
  • Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus)
  • Teriflunomide (Aubagio)

From: What Is Multiple Sclerosis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page”

MS Coalition: “Emerging Therapies Collaborative”

MS International Federation: “Complementary and Alternative Therapies”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 6, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page”

MS Coalition: “Emerging Therapies Collaborative”

MS International Federation: “Complementary and Alternative Therapies”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 6, 2019

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