Category «Multiple Sclerosis»

New Drug Shows Promise for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

A new therapy called ocrelizumab that targets B cells in multiple sclerosis patients is proving more effective than Rebif, a long-standing MS treatment. The results of two recent studies of ocrelizumab show the drug holds significant promise for those with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). The findings in the clinical trials, conducted by the Swiss pharmaceutical …

12 Ways to Improve Memory With MS

For some people with MS, recent memory is impaired, which makes trying to recall something learned recently, like the name of a new neighbor, a challenge. For others, the difficulty is with long-term or remote memory — you may find it hard to remember learned skills, such as playing a game you enjoyed years ago, …

Glatiramer Acetate (Copaxone) for Multiple Sclerosis Side Effects and Safety Information

Glatiramer acetate is a multiple sclerosis (MS) drug. Sold under the brand name Copaxone, it’s a medicated injection specifically designed for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Glatiramer acetate is a type of immunomodulator that helps prevent the body’s immune system from attacking its own healthy nerve cells. The drug activates suppressor T cells, which act against …

Top 8 Approved Drugs by FDA for Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

A wide variety of drugs and complementary treatments are available to people with MS There is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS). However, being diagnosed with MS is not a death sentence. In this progressive neurological disease, the body’s immune system behaves abnormally, disrupting electrical messages traveling within the central nervous system (the brain and …

Top 5 benefits of cannabis for multiple sclerosis

Medical cannabis treatments have proved highly effective at managing many of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Here, we take a look at which symptoms in particular are positively affected by use of cannabis or cannabis-based therapies. Anti-inflammatory Inflammation of neural tissue is the primary characterisation of multiple sclerosis. MS is an autoimmune disease in …