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A 34-year-old member asked:

Novantrone right at diagnosis of ms, what to do?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
1st time treatment?: Novantrone is not normally used as the first therapy for MS. It is used for secondary progressive MS, which occurs in people who have had MS for a long time. Some people prefer not to use novantrone. If this is the only treatment that has been offered to you, it may be a good idea to seek a 2d opinion.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
My opinion: Perhaps you have been diagnosed as having a progressive form of MS, as Novantrone is FDA labeled for Secondary Progressive. Studies using this drug early followed shortly by another agent, support better outcomes in some cases. However, I am NOT a fan, as there is risk of heart toxicity, and acute myelocytic leukemia. Did you understand these issues when med was started? Talk to your doctor.
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Last updated May 20, 2016

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