Treating Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), you may be ready to learn more about MS treatment options.
While corticosteroids may help speed recovery from a relapse or exacerbation, and other treatments may help manage some symptoms, the only treatments proven to alter the course of relapsing multiple sclerosis are called disease-modifying drugs (DMDs). DMDs are proven to be effective therapies for the treatment of relapsing MS. Some are clinically proven to change the course of the disease by slowing the progression of disability. That’s why many health care providers think it’s important to start DMD therapy as early as possible after diagnosis of relapsing MS.
Disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) are proven to be effective therapies for the treatment of relapsing MS. Some are clinically proven to change the course of the disease by slowing the progression of disability.
Changing the course of relapsing MS
Possible benefits of DMD therapy include:
- Slowing disability progression.
- Reducing the frequency of relapses.
Reducing the development of active brain lesions on the studied MRI measures.*
* Note that the exact correlation between MRI findings and the current or future clinical status of patients, including disability progression, is unknown.
Although taking a DMD can’t prevent relapses from occurring, it is your best defense in modifying the course of the disease.
Finding the DMD that’s right for you
Because MS affects everyone differently, it’s important to choose a DMD that’s right for you. Your health care provider can assist you in making this decision—and help you stay with it.
Enhance your conversation with your health care provider. The Treatment Guide helps you identify preferences for your treatment routine, including dosing, administration and product features, and allows you to create a report that you can take with you to your next appointment.