What are the treatments for relapsing multiple sclerosis?
Treatment options for relapsing-remitting MS include:
- Beta interferons.
These medications are among the most commonly prescribed medications to treat MS.
- Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus).
This humanized immunoglobulin antibody medication is the only DMT approved by the FDA to treat both the relapse-remitting and primary progressive forms of MS.
- Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone).
This medication may help block your immune system’s attack on myelin and must be injected beneath the skin.
- Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera).
This twice-daily oral medication can reduce relapses.
- Fingolimod (Gilenya).
This once-daily oral medication reduces relapse rate.
- Teriflunomide (Aubagio).
This once-daily medication can reduce relapse rate.
- Natalizumab (Tysabri).
It may be considered a first line treatment for some people with severe MS or as a second line treatment in others.
- Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada).
This drug helps reduce relapses of MS by targeting a protein on the surface of immune cells and depleting white blood cells.
Mitoxantrone is usually used only to treat severe, advanced MS.
Key word: treatment relapsing multiple sclerosis