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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  • Natalizumab

    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

  • Neurontin (Gabapentin)

    Overview
    Neurontin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat postherpetic neuralgia and some types of seizures. Neurontin is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat neu... 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

  • Nuedexta (Dextromethorphan/Quinidine)

    Overview
    Nuedexta is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat pseudobulbar affect, or PBA (episodes of involuntary laughter or crying). Nuedexta is a combination drug com... 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 a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat both relapsing and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. Ocrevus is also referred to by its drug n... read more

  • Paxil (Paroxetine)

    Overview
    Paxil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Paxil is sometimes prescribed to treat depressio... 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

  • Provigil (Modafinil)

    Overview
    Provigil is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work d... read more

  • Prozac (Fluoxetine)

    Overview
    Prozac is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Prozac is somet... 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

  • Ritalin (Methylphenidate)

    Overview
    Ritalin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorders. Ritalin is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat fatigue associ... 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

  • Symmetrel (Amantadine)

    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

  • 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

  • Wellbutrin (Bupropion)

    Overview
    Wellbutrin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression in adults. Wellbutrin may help manage neuropathic pain. Wellbutrin is sometimes prescribed to t... 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)

    On March 2, 2018, manufacturers Biogen and AbbVie announced that they were withdrawing Zinbryta (Daclizumab) from the market worldwide. The drug is no longer available.

    For more details about this treatment, vi... read more

  • Zoloft (Sertraline)

    Overview
    Zoloft is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder in adults. Zolft is sometimes prescribed to treat depression associated with multipl... read more

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