Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Diagnosis, and Life Expectancy Topic Guide

Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis : Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be thought of as an inflammatory process involving different areas of the central nervous system (CNS) at various points in time. Early symptoms of multiple sclerosis include visual changes, difficulty maintaining balance, vertigo, painful muscle spasms, constipation, and urinary retention. There is no cure for multiple sclerosis, but there is a treatment for MS and its symptoms that include medications and therapy.

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Multiple Sclerosis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

fingolimod Fingolimod

Fingolimod is used to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. This medication will not cure MS, it wil...learn more »

dalfampridine Dalfampridine

Dalfampridine is a potassium channel blocker...learn more »

natalizumab Natalizumab

Natalizumab is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis...learn more »

glatiramer (injection) Glatiramer (injection)

Glatiramer is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis in adults (including clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active ...learn more »

interferon beta-1a Interferon Beta-1a

Interferon beta-1a is used to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults...learn more »

interferon beta-1b Interferon Beta-1b

Interferon beta-1b is used to treat is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). This medicine will not cure MS, it will only decrease the f...learn more »

dantrolene (oral) Dantrolene (oral)

Dantrolene is a muscle relaxer that is used to treat muscle spasticity (stiffness and spasms) caused by conditions such as a spinal cord injury, stroke, cere...learn more »

baclofen Baclofen

Baclofen is a muscle relaxer and an antispastic agent...learn more »

mitoxantrone Mitoxantrone

Mitoxantrone is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body...learn more »