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Drugs to Take (And Not to Take) When Pregnant With MS

Multiple sclerosis requires you to learn large amounts of information. During pregnancy, one concern is your MS medication.

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Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Finally Has Two New FDA-Approved Treatments

The new medications, siponimod (Mayzent, Novartis) and cladribine (Mavenclad, EMD Serono), bring treatment options to active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). Most treatments approved for MS are for relapsing, rather than progressive, forms of the disease.

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Options Exist

Multiple sclerosis treatment is one of the fastest moving areas of medicine.

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FDA-Approved Disease-Modifying Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

Patients living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the US may try these disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) to slow down the long-term progression of the disease.

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Those Pesky Self-Injectable Medications Don’t Have to Hurt (As Bad)

Several medications used for MS are injectable drugs — aka, shots. We’ve been running from shots since we were kids, but they don’t have to hurt as badly as we remember. Here are some simple tips to minimize the pain, while maximizing the treatment.

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Drug for Progressive MS Shows Promise in Clinical Trials

Cleveland Clinic researchers led phase 2 clinical trials for an oral medication, ibudilast, that slowed brain shrinkage in people with progressive multiple sclerosis by 48 percent.

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Four MS Infusion Options and How to Prepare for Them

Learn about the four main infusion therapies available for MS today – the course of treatment and what you need to know on infusion day.

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Switching MS Medications: What You Need to Know

When do you switch your MS medication? How do you measure your treatment’s effectiveness? A woman with MS shares her experience and advice. Tune in to know when to make a change.

Couple talking to a doctor about ineffective medication.

MS Drug Efficacy Drops as Patients Age

A new meta-analysis study reinforces the importance of early treatment upon MS diagnosis to prevent disability.

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Why I’m Not Considering Ocrevus

When a new drug hits the market, how do you decide whether or not to try it?