WHEN YOUR MS TREATMENT ISN’T WORKING FOR YOU
Many people switch treatments
During the course of your treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS), you and your healthcare provider may determine that your current MS treatment is no longer the best choice for you
Because there isn’t one treatment that works for every person, sometimes people with MS are prescribed different treatments before finding the one that works for them.
Some reasons for changing MS treatments:
- Healthcare provider believes current therapy isn’t working
- Looking for more affordable access to therapy
- Having trouble staying on therapy because of the side effects
- Looking for additional support services to help start and stay on therapy
- Seeking a treatment regimen that works for you
Tolerability and safety
When you take a medication, safety and tolerability are 2 important terms to understand.
Safety refers to events that may present a risk of harm or injury and/or require medical attention. Safety may be evaluated by laboratory testing, special tests and procedures, and evaluation of patients.
Tolerability is related to how much you can tolerate the side effects. Sometimes, people can tolerate certain side effects to meet their treatment goals. Other times, side effects can be unbearable, so a change of treatment may be recommended.
It's important to discuss with your healthcare provider whatever you're experiencing. He or she can assess if you require medical attention or adjustment to your treatment.