Treatment of MS and Related Diseases

Treatment of MS and Related Diseases

Medications are now available to slow the course of multiple sclerosis. These medications are called Disease Modifying Therapies (DMTs) or Disease Modifying Drugs (DMDs) because they slow the progression of multiple sclerosis.


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Deciding whether to use DMTs    


Comparing the DMTs

Overview of the DMTs   

Table comparing DMTs  

Which DMT is the best?

Head to head studies of DMTs  

Comparing effects on MS attacks  

Comparing effects on disability  

Comparing effects on MRI  

Neutralizing antibodies  


Information on each medication

Avonex (interferon beta-1a)  

Betaseron (interferon beta-1b)  

Copaxone (glatiramer acetate)  

Extavia (interferon beta-1b)  

Gilenya (fingolimod)  

Novantrone (mitoxantrone)  

Rebif (interferon beta-1a)  

Tysabri (natalizumab)  

PML and Tysabri  

Aubagio (Teriflunomide)

Tecfidera (BG-12, dimethyl fumarate)  

Contact Information

Multiple Sclerosis Center
1600 East Jefferson
A Level
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-2200
Fax: 206-320-2560

How You Can Help

Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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