The Center for Multiple Sclerosis today offers a range of drugs whose purpose is to ease the symptoms and slow the progress of damage in the central nervous system. Three preparations of Interferon-b (Evonax, Ravif, Betaferon) and Copaxone are more or less efficient in slowing the disease process, reducing the number of attacks and the damage to the white material in the brain. These preparations are given by injection only (1-3 injections per week) and it is recommended to start taking them with the start of clinical symptoms and following unequivocal diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
- Mitoxanatron: Administered in the case of worsening and rapidly progressing disease.
- Steroids: Administered in acute cases of attack or as a chronic treatment.
- Immunosuppressive preparations: cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and Imuran are administered for deteriorating conditions.
- Other treatments: plasmapheresis (filtration of blood fluids)
- Immunoglobulin preparation which is administered intravenously.
There are many other treatments which are administered to ease the different symptoms which derive from the disease and one may consult with the treating doctor about these.