Although there is no cure for relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), disease modifying therapies (DMTs) can play an important role in treating your MS.
If your healthcare team decides that a DMT is right for you, they will monitor to see if the treatment is working in 3 key areas:
It’s important to know that DMTs do not treat symptoms. Remember, MS is not the same for everyone. Some people may not respond to a DMT the same way. You should work with your healthcare provider to find a DMT that’s right for you.
*The link between brain lesions and the progression of relapsing MS has not been confirmed.
It's important to talk to your healthcare provider about relapsing MS treatment options. It may be helpful to do your own research as well, but remember that some sources are more trustworthy than others.
Below are different forms of MS treatment options:
Also known as oral medications, pills can come in either a tablet or capsule form.
Infusion treatments are usually administered intravenously (IV), which means through a needle in the vein. They are typically administered by a healthcare professional in a hospital or infusion center.
Injectable treatments are usually shots that you can give yourself. A needle or autoinjector will inject the medication under your skin or into your muscle tissue. Your healthcare provider or nurse can show you how to properly inject your medication.