Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for MS. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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  • Acthar Gel (Repository corticotropin hormone)

    Overview

    Acthar Gel is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat conditions including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. Acthar Gel is also ... read more

  • Amantadine (Symmetrel)

    Overview
    Amantadine is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating Parkinson’s disease and some types of influenza. It is also known by the brand name Symmetrel. I... read more

  • Ampyra (Dalfampridine)

    Overview
    Ampyra is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve walking speed in adults with all types of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is the first drug that has been ... read more

  • Aubagio (Teriflunomide)

    Overview
    Aubagio is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is also known by its drug name, Teriflun... read more

  • Avonex (Interferon beta 1a)

    Overview
    Avonex is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adults who have had their first episode of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms and whose magnetic resonance imag... read more

  • Betaseron (Interferon beta 1b)

    Overview
    Betaseron is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adults who have had their first episode of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms and whose magnetic resonance i... read more

  • Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies

    Overview
    As many as 80 percent of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) choose to incorporate non-traditional therapies into their treatment plan. These treatments may be in addition to (complementary) or instea... read more

  • Copaxone (Glatiramer acetate)

    Overview
    Copaxone is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating adults who have had their first episode of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms and whose magnetic res... read more

  • Dalfampridine (Ampyra)

    Overview
    Dalfampridine is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve walking speed in adults with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). It is the first drug approved f... read more

  • Diet

    Overview
    Like everyone else, people with multiple sclerosis (MS) feel their best when they consistently eat a healthy, balanced diet. Most physicians who specialize in MS recommend the same low-fat, high-fiber... read more

  • Exercise

    Overview
    As recently as 20 years ago, doctors discouraged people with multiple sclerosis (MS) from being physically active. Exercise was deemed too dangerous. However, in recent years, many studies have proven... read more

  • Extavia (Interferon beta 1b)

    Overview
    Extavia is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adults who have had their first episode of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms and whose magnetic resonance ima... read more

  • Gilenya (Fingolimod)

    Overview
    Gilenya is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults. Gilenya is also known by its drug name, Fingo... read more

  • Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone)

    Overview
    Glatiramer acetate, sold under the brand name Copaxone, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating adults who have had one multiple sclerosis (MS) epi... read more

  • Glatopa (Glatiramer acetate)

    Overview
    Glatopa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Glatopa is also referred to by its drug name, Glatiramer a... read more

  • Lemtrada (Alemtuzumab)

    Overview
    Lemtrada is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating people 17 and older with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Lemtrada is also known by its... read more

  • Lioresal (Baclofen)

    Overview
    Lioresal is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating spasticity in children and adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). Lioresal is also sold as a generic... read more

  • Low-dose Naltrexone

    Overview
    Naltrexone is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating opiate and alcohol addiction. At a significantly lower dose, Naltrexone has also been prescribed... read more

  • Natalizumab (Tysabri)

    Overview
    Natalizumab, sold under the brand name Tysabri, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). Natalizumab is not a c... read more

  • Novantrone (Mitoxantrone)

    Overview
    Mitoxantrone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce neurological disability and the frequency of relapses in people with secondary progressive, progressive... read more

  • Occupational therapy

    Overview
    Occupational therapy is focused on maintaining and improving the ability to engage in daily activities, whether self-care, paid work or leisure pursuits. An occupational therapist can help people with... read more

  • Ocrevus (Ocrelizumab)

    Overview
    Ocrevus is an investigational drug currently under review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat both relapsing multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis. Ocrevus is al... read more

  • Physical therapy

    Overview
    From diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) to advanced stages of the disease, physical therapy can help delay disability and preserve quality of life. A physical therapist will focus on your mobility i... read more

  • Plasma exchange

    Overview
    Plasma exchange, also known as plasmapheresis, is a short-term treatment for acute exacerbations in some people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). In 2011, the American Academy of Neurol... read more

  • Plegridy (Peginterferon beta 1a)

    Overview
    Plegridy is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014 for people who have relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). The drug name of Plegridy is Peginterfe... read more

  • Rebif (Interferon beta 1a)

    Overview
    Rebif is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adults who have had their first episode of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms and whose magnetic resonance imagi... read more

  • Rituxan (Rituximab)

    Overview
    Rituxan, also known by its drug name, Rituximab, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997. Rituxan is approved for the treatment of some types of lymphom... read more

  • Solu-Medrol (Methylprednisolone)

    Overview
    Solu-Medrol is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce inflammation. It is also available as a generic under its drug name, Methylprednisolone. It is com... read more

  • Speech Therapy

    Overview
    More than 40 percent of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience problems with speech at some point. Speech problems may take the form of dysarthria or dysphonia. Dysarthria, or speech disorder,... read more

  • Tecfidera (Dimethyl fumarate)

    Overview
    Tecfidera, also known by its drug name, Dimethyl fumarate, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in ad... read more

  • Tysabri (Natalizumab)

    Overview
    Tysabri is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Tysabri is also known by its drug name, Nat... read more

  • Vitamin D

    Overview
    Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. This means that it is stored in fatty tissues until the body needs it. It is manufactured in the body from cholesterol when sunlight hits your skin.
    Historically,... read more

  • Zanaflex (Tizanidine)

    Overview
    Zanaflex is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating spasticity in adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). Zanaflex is also available as a generic under i... read more

  • Zinbryta (Daclizumab)

    Overview
    Zinbryta is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults 18 and older with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Zinbryta may be prescribed in cas... read more

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