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Multiple Sclerosis Drug

Which multiple sclerosis drug do you take for _______? You fill in the blank. Pick an MS symptom. There are several options available for each. There are also several disease modifying drugs that may be recommended by your neurologist.

multiple sclerosis drug

Which drug you decide on depends on a lot of things. Whether you can tolerate a particular drug or not. And you obviously won't know that until you take it. You may not be able to deal with the side effects of some medications. Or the drug just may not work for you. It may work for awhile, then stop working if your body gets used to it and becomes ineffective.

Some drugs may not or shouldn't be taken together. Each of your doctors, as well as your pharmacist, should be aware of all the medications you take in order to monitor drug interactions. Some drugs may cause others to not work as well and others may cause the effect of the drug to be heightened.

Whatever the case, you should work with your doctor or neurologist to see which ones work best for you. See the following list to see which drugs are usually prescribed for the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. 

Multiple sclerosis Drug List 

Drug Name Generic Class
Ampyra dalfampridine misc. CNS agents
Avonex interferon beta-1a interferons
Azasan azathioprine immunosupressive agents
Betaseron i interferons
Copaxone glatiramer misc uncatergorized agent
Cytoxan cyclophosphamide alkylating agents
Extavia interferon beta-1b interferons
Gilenya fingolimod
Imuran azathioprine immunosuppressive agents
Neosar cyclophosphamide alkylating agents
Novantrone mitoxantrone antibiotics/antineoplastics
Provigil modafinil CNS stimulants
Rebif interferon beta-1b interferons
Symmetrel amantadine antivirals, dopaminergic
Tysabri natalizumab monoclonal antibodies

And then you have your steroid treatments. The following is a list of some of the steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs your doctor might prescribe. He or she may do this if you are having a particularly bad flare-up or exacerbation.

Drug Name Generic Class
Baycadron dexamethasone glucocorticoids
Bubbli-Pred prednisolone glucocorticoids
De-Sone LA dexamethasone glucocorticoids
Decadron dexamethasone glucocorticoids
Deltasone prednisolone glucocorticoids
Dexacen-4 dexamethasone glucocorticoids
Dexamethasone Intensol dexamethasone glucocorticoids
Dexpak Taperpak dexamethasone glucocorticoids
Flo-Pred prednisolone glucocorticoids
Hydeltrasol prednisolone glucocorticoids
Key-Pred SP prednisolone glucocorticoids
Meticorten prednisolone glucocorticoids
Millipred prednisolone glucocorticoids
Orapred prednisolone glucocorticoids
PediaPred prednisolone glucocorticoids
Predalone prednisolone glucocorticoids
Solurex dexamethasone glucocorticoids
Sterapred prednisolone glucocorticoids
Veripred 20 prednisolone glucocorticoids
Zema Pak dexamethasone glucocorticoids

This is by no means a complete list of the Multiple Sclerosis drugs your doctor may prescribe for the different symptoms you experience. And because of MS research, the list is continuously growing. If you would like to take a more natural approach to your treatment, try looking through the list of alternative treatments here.

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