Dr. Travis recalls the available treatments for patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and describes multiple sclerosis disease modification medications.
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The Available Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis Hello, my name is Lori Travis. I am a neurologist with a special interest in MS. I have a practice in neurology here in Phoenix and I went to med school at the University of Arizona. I did my neurology residence at the Mayo Clinic and was Chief Resident in neurology during my senior there and I participate in clinical trials for MS research. There are several treatments available. The most common are the interference which would include Betaseron, Extavia®, Avonex, Rebif, and then Copaxone®, and then Tysabri is also available as is Novantrone. What I usually describe to new patients is that MS disease modification is a chance to really be proactive and to help reduce your risk of having another MS attack. So it’s a medication you take frequently, whether it’s daily or once a week, that allows you to help take control of your illness.
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