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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