MS Medication

Please consult with your neurologist, MS nurse or GP if you feel your medication is not working as well as you had hoped. I am not a medical professional nor do I intend to provide any medical advice to anyone. Please see your family doctor or neurologist if you have any health care concerns. My intention is to provide accurate information from the perspective of an informed patient.

The following medication listed has only been found effect for people with Relapsing/Remitting MS, and for some people with Secondary Progressive MS. There is currently no equivalent medication available for the progressive form of MS.

For a complete list of available medication, go to: http://www.mstrust.org.uk/atoz/drugs.jsp

Avonex (once a week injections)
Betaferon (every other day injection)
Copaxone (daily injections)
Rebif (to inject 3 times per week)
Tysabri (once a month infusion)
Gilenya, the first oral treatment for MS
Ampyra, the first and only medication shown to improve walking in people with MS
Lemtrada is showing promise in certain autoimmune illnesses such as MS
Low Dose Naltrexone
Tecfidera has shown to have a significant effect on relapse rate and time to progression in phase III clinical trials


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2 thoughts on “MS Medication

  1. I am secondary progressive and have lived with this disease for more than 20 years. I take Naltrexone to help with the fatique and it works!

    1. Ah that’s great to hear! It’s not often you hear people with secondary progressive say they are helped with conventional medication. Glad to hear it so! :)

      I will add your medication to the following list so as I intend to create one for secondary MS also.

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