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

Adderall (Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine)

Overview
Adderall is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. Adderall is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat fatigue a... 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

Aricept (Donepezil)

Overview
Aricept is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat mild, moderate, and severe Alzheimer’s disease. Aricept is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat cognitive ... 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

Celexa (Citalopram)

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Celexa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression. Celexa is sometimes prescribed to help treat depression associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). C... 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

Concerta (Methylphenidate)

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Concerta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in people ages 6 to 65. Concerta is sometimes prescribed off... 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

Cymbalta (Duloxetine)

Overview
Cymbalta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression, anxiety, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Cymbalt... read more

Dalfampridine

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

Effexor (Venlafaxine)

Overview
Effexor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. Effexor... read more

Elavil (Amitriptyline)

Overview
Elavil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression. Elavil may help manage neuropathic pain. Elavil is sometimes prescribed to treat depression and ne... read more

Exelon (Rivastigmine)

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Exelon is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat mild to moderate dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Exelon is sometimes prescribed off-label to tre... 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

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)

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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)

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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

Lexapro (Escitalopram)

Overview
Lexapro is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder in adults and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17. Lexapro is sometimes presc... 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

Lyrica (Pregabalin)

Overview
Lyrica is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat fibromyalgia, postherpetic neuralgia, partial onset seizures, and neuropathic pain associated with diabetic ne... read more

Mavenclad (Cladribine)

Overview
Mavenclad is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) including relapsing-remitting MS and active se... read more

Mayzent (Siponimod)

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Mayzent is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-rem... read more

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