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What medications are used to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS)?

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Some medications for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) fight the disease by turning down the body’s immune system so that it doesn’t attack nerves. These are called disease-modifying drugs (DMDs). Doctors might also call them immunotherapy or disease-modifying therapy (DMT).

These drugs make relapses happen less often and make them less severe. They may keep the disease from getting worse for a while.

From: Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis."

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

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE): "Multiple sclerosis. Understanding NICE guidance -- information for people with multiple sclerosis, their families and carers, and the public."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Exercise."

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

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis."

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

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE): "Multiple sclerosis. Understanding NICE guidance -- information for people with multiple sclerosis, their families and carers, and the public."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Exercise."

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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