Multiple Sclerosis Drugs

Drugs Commonly Used In Multiple Sclerosis

Every drug available in medicine today carries a risk of side effects, including over the counter remedies.

Some drugs are much better tolerated than others, producing very few side effects in only a very small number of people.

Other, more powerful drugs, particularly those on the cutting edge of medicine, may carry the possibility of significant side effects.

The Purpose of this Section

The purpose of this section is to make you aware of the possibility of side effects of multiple sclerosis drugs.

Those who currently take a drug for the purposes of treating multiple sclerosis may be completely unaware of the possibility of the side effects of that drug, given the complexity of the information contained with the medication.

If you are about to begin a course of treatment for multiple sclerosis, or you are already on a course of treatment for multiple sclerosis, then you should already be aware that the drugs are designed to lessen the frequency and severity of exacerbations and therefore reduce overall disability.

Similarly with treatment for a specific symptom of multiple sclerosis; it is obvious why you are taking the drug - to help alleviate the symptom, for example, Baclofen for spasticity or muscle spasms.

What is not so obvious, are the possible side effects.

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