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Are there any effective medications to treat post polio syndrome?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No THERE IS NONE
Even though certain meds like Minocycline,Prednisone,Growth Hormone and intravenous immuno Globulin have been tried but there was no improvement So there is really no effective meds to treat Post Polio Syndrome, But symptomatic relief can be obtained by pain meds for pain

In brief: No THERE IS NONE
Even though certain meds like Minocycline,Prednisone,Growth Hormone and intravenous immuno Globulin have been tried but there was no improvement So there is really no effective meds to treat Post Polio Syndrome, But symptomatic relief can be obtained by pain meds for pain
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. William Walsh
Lyrica or similar neuroleptics work well for the pain for most sufferers, so you do not need to subject yourself to large doses of opiates. Physical therapy, Bipap or CPAP at night, and other strategies can also get you to be independent or semi-independent with effort.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Unfortunately, there have been medication trials to try to improve strength and fatigue in post polio syndrome but none have been proven effective to date.

In brief: No
Unfortunately, there have been medication trials to try to improve strength and fatigue in post polio syndrome but none have been proven effective to date.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Muscle relaxants/PT
It depends on the problems that the person with post polio syndrome is having.
Often people with this have a lot of muscle spasms and we use muscle relaxants to help with this. Physical therapy is also very helpful to people with post polio syndrome. It helps keep the muscles strong and limber. Yoga can be helpful in some patients as well to help with spasm and stiffness.

In brief: Muscle relaxants/PT
It depends on the problems that the person with post polio syndrome is having.
Often people with this have a lot of muscle spasms and we use muscle relaxants to help with this. Physical therapy is also very helpful to people with post polio syndrome. It helps keep the muscles strong and limber. Yoga can be helpful in some patients as well to help with spasm and stiffness.
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Dr. Kathy Robinson
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