Medication For Multiple Sclerosis

Written by Michael O'Brien
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It is unknown exactly what causes Multiple Sclerosis and it is unknown exactly how to cure it. Because of this, there are many different types of medication for Multiple Sclerosis. The best way to know what type is right for you or your loved one is to consult a doctor. A doctor can assess your individual situation and then decide with you what type of treatment is best.

Can I Develop Antibodies to a Medication for Multiple Sclerosis?

Medication for Multiple Sclerosis affects everyone differently. Essentially, MS drugs work to stop further nerve damage. This is to enable the central nervous system to function in a healthy way. It is possible for some people using some medication to ultimately neutralize their own medication.

As MS progresses through the central nervous system, medicine can supply powerful antibodies to halt the progression. Over time, the body can develop neutralizing antibodies. This makes the medicine ineffective. To address specific concerns regarding this possibility, you should consult your doctor.

Does any Medication Slow the Progression of the Disease?

There has been some progress on the Multiple Sclerosis medication front. One drug, Interferon beta-1a has been shown to reduce the frequency of relapses in those suffering MS. It has also been proven to delay the progression of disability in MS sufferers. While there is not yet a cure, some drugs are helping to halt the progression of the disease.


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