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What is the treatment for progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (PRMS)?

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People with progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (PRMS) take medications called disease-modifying drugs (DMDs). These drugs help you have fewer relapses and make your symptoms less severe during these attacks.

DMDs, also called immunotherapy or disease-modifying therapy (DMT), may slow down the disease. They’re the cornerstone of treatment for most types of MS.

SOURCES:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

UpToDate: "Epidemiology and clinical features of multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

United Spinal Association: "Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Differences."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "FDA Approves Plegridy (Pegylated Interferon Beta) For Relapsing MS."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

UpToDate: "Epidemiology and clinical features of multiple sclerosis in adults."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

United Spinal Association: "Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding the Differences."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "FDA Approves Plegridy (Pegylated Interferon Beta) For Relapsing MS."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

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Which disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) are used to treat progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (PRMS)?

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