Any Treatment for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis?

Q:
What are the treatments for relapsing multiple sclerosis?

A:
Treatment options for relapsing-remitting MS include:

  • Beta interferons.
    These medications are among the most commonly prescribed medications to treat MS.
  • Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus).
    This humanized immunoglobulin antibody medication is the only DMT approved by the FDA to treat both the relapse-remitting and primary progressive forms of MS.
  • Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone).
    This medication may help block your immune system’s attack on myelin and must be injected beneath the skin.
  • Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera).
    This twice-daily oral medication can reduce relapses.
  • Fingolimod (Gilenya).
    This once-daily oral medication reduces relapse rate.
  • Teriflunomide (Aubagio).
    This once-daily medication can reduce relapse rate.
  • Natalizumab (Tysabri).
    It may be considered a first line treatment for some people with severe MS or as a second line treatment in others.
  • Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada).
    This drug helps reduce relapses of MS by targeting a protein on the surface of immune cells and depleting white blood cells.
  • Mitoxantrone.
    Mitoxantrone is usually used only to treat severe, advanced MS.

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