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There is no cure yet for MS. However, there are strategies to modify the disease course, treat attacks, manage symptoms, and improve function and mobility. Because MS is such a variable disease, treatment for each patient is highly individualized. For most patients, treatment is likely to include some combination of medications, such as:

  • Drugs that modify the course of the disease, including beta interferons (Avonex®, Betaseron®, Extavia®, and Rebif®); glatiramer acetate (Copaxone®), natalizumab (Tysabri®), teriflunomide (Aubagio®), fingolimod (Gilenya), and mitoxantrone (Novantrone®)
  • A variety of therapies to alleviate the daily symptoms of MS, including the first symptomatic therapy approved to improve walking in individuals with MS: dalfampridine (Ampyra®)
  • Intravenous anti-inflammatory corticosteroids to speed recovery from a relapse

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