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)

    Overview
    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)

    Overview
    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)

    Overview
    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)

    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

  • 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 drug currently under review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. Mavenclad is also referred to by its drug name, Cladribine. Althoug... read more

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