Several disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) exist to help change the course of MS. People with MS can also take medications to help manage symptoms, complications, and relapses.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that damages the nerve cells in your central nervous system (CNS).

Your CNS is composed of your brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves (the nerves in your eyes).

MS causes symptoms that gradually get worse, as well as symptoms that come on suddenly after a period of being controlled. This sudden appearance of symptoms is called a relapse.

There’s no cure for MS, and the damage it causes can’t be reversed. But certain medications can help you manage the condition.

Condition management focuses on medication that can treat relapses, as well as change the disease to lower damage and disability. It also involves other drugs that treat the symptoms or complications of MS.


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