CMSC INforMS: 5 Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Options
Monday, April 11, 2016
Posted by: Elizabeth Porco
There are no specific therapies that can effectively cure patients with multiple sclerosis. However, there are a number of multiple sclerosis treatment options, particularly for the relapsing-remitting form of the disease. The two basic multiple sclerosis treatment approaches necessary in every treatment regimen are:
1. Immunomodulation therapies which can control the inflammation of myelin sheaths and help in restoring the central nervous system.
2. Supportive therapies to take care of the symptoms and exacerbations, so as to help the patient lead as normal a life as possible, even with MS.
3. Some common medications prescribed to MS patients for immunomodulation therapy include Interferon beta-1a (administered intramuscularly) and Interferon beta-1b (injected subcutaneously), Natalizumab and Mitoxandron (administered intravenously).
4. Emergency medications to treat exacerbations include intravenous immunoglobulins or plasmapheresis.
5. Acute relapses can be treated with methylprednisolone and aggressive forms of MS can be treated with cyclophosphamide, which can stabilize the condition.
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