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Multiple Sclerosis Medications

Many effective medications are available for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). These types of drugs may be prescribed for three different categories of MS treatment: disease-modifying immunotherapy, exacerbation management, and symptom management.

The first type of treatment is disease-modifying immunotherapy, which uses one of several approved drug therapies to slow MS activity and progression. The second area of treatment is exacerbation management, which helps to control this sudden flare-up of symptoms, often lasting for one to three months. The third and equally important area of drug treatment for MS is symptom management.

Most of these medications are available by prescription only, but even with over-the-counter medications, anyone considering making a change to his or her present regimen should consult a physician. Some of these medications may cause side effects, and these can be managed by the medical professional through adjusting dosage, switching drugs, or adding other medications.

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) does not recommend or endorse any particular product, treatment, or medication. All information given is to increase awareness and should not be used to determine one's treatment plan.

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Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013