Taking action

Could a Biogen medication be right for you?

Your healthcare provider is your best source of information, especially when choosing treatment. Together, you decide what treatment may work best for you. Download these questions to help get the conversation started at your next appointment.

Your healthcare provider is the best source for multiple sclerosis (MS) information. The relationship you have with him or her is an important one. Together, you decide what treatment may work best for you. The goals of disease modifying treatments (DMTs) are to reduce the number of new or changing MRI brain lesions, cut relapses, and slow physical disability progression. It’s important to remember that treatment can also come with risks, so ask your healthcare provider about potential side effects.

Be your own MS advocate

  • Follow up with your healthcare provider between appointments with questions or concerns
  • Be sure to keep all of your appointments
  • Keep the contact information for your healthcare team handy

 

Questions to ask your healthcare provider

Use this guide to help as you talk with your healthcare provider about whether a Biogen treatment is right for you.

  1. What Biogen treatment options for relapsing forms of MS are available?

  2. Can I still benefit from a treatment if I have been diagnosed for a while?

  3. I tried treatment once before and it didn’t work for me. Why should I try again?

  4. How does each Biogen medication work to treat relapsing forms of MS?

  5. How will this treatment fit into my routine?

  6. How often and for how long do I need to take each treatment? How do I take it?

  7. What has your experience been with each of these medications?

  8. What side effects may occur with each Biogen treatment?

  9. What can I do to help manage the side effects?

  10. What Biogen support or assistance can I receive?