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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Interferons ? : There is no best medication , some would suit the patient better than others but interferons are the most widely used for prevention of attacks.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Difficult to decide: Due to promotion by drug companies, there has been great confusion regarding "best", but numerous head-to-head studies have shown the inferiority of a... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Several meds: We have 3 oral meds which are rapidly replacing the self injectable products due to efficacy, tolerability, and ease of use. Most potent drug is tysa... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Try this approach: Do you or anyone close have ms? It is important to understand that we have 9 medications on the market, and not all pts are appropriate for all. I d... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Reasons include: Use of needle which may vary in size but still hurts. Many of injectables are acidic and burn, especially the older drug Rebith. But why endure pai... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Complex but doable: First, make certain that your basic dmt is potent and appropriate (like tysabri (natalizumab) or gilenya), and you need advice from an experienced ms ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Multiple sclerosis : First, I wish you will get better and get over this disease, and that can't be achieved without specialists supervision, neurologists and other physic... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
You bet!: Anti-spasticity agents will assist the tightness in the legs, and you could try baclofen, tizanidine, maybe botox, etc. The newest agent touted to as... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Are you sure?: Most of the meds used in ms are very different, and even then, most allergic rxtns are not common. You could have reactions to interferons, but, copa... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Farahmandian
Nephrology and Dialysis 23 years experience
Yes: Although depending on the medication you take, there may be some exceptions. Ask your physician or a blood bank regarding your medicaitons.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 29 years experience
Multiple sclerosis: With the exception of Novantrone (mitoxantrone) and steroids there is no other approved therapy for secondary progressive ms. The new oral therapies a... Read More

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