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Staying Well With Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (cont.)

What medications can help me stay well with multiple sclerosis (MS)?

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Medications for multiple sclerosis include the following:

  • Corticosteroids: These affect immunologic actions, such as inflammation (swelling) and immune responses associated with multiple sclerosis may help expedite the recovery (but not necessarily reduce the severity) from multiple sclerosis attacks.
  • Immune-modulating drugs: These decrease the ability of the immune cells to cause inflammation.
  • Immunosuppressants: These are stronger medications that also interfere with the function of the immune system and can reduce inflammation.

What about alternative therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) symptom treatment?

Some people with multiple sclerosis look into alternative forms of therapy, including many who are already on medications. Because most people who have multiple sclerosis should be using prescription medication under the supervision of their doctor, alternative therapies are usually used as complementary therapies, meaning that these therapies complement the traditional therapy.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/5/2016
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