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Flashcards in MS Drugs Deck (12):
1

Three first created drugs for MS

Avonex

Betaseron- first one, used originally for gait disturbances only (very progressed disease)

Copaxone

2

MS drug that can cause PML, especially if JC virus positive

Tysabri

3

First oral MS med

Gilenya

4

Only drug for primary progressive MS pts

Ocrevus

5

Meds to treat acute exacerbation in MS

High dose corticosteroids (methylprednisolone)

ACTH (acthar gel) use on occasion, esp in pts who can't handle above med

6

Treat spasticity symptoms

Backofen

Tizanadine

Diazepam

Carbamazepine

BoTox

Dantrolene

7

Treat intention tremor symptom

Propranolol

Primidone

Clonazepam

8

Treat urinary urgency symptoms

Oxybutinin

Detroit LA

9

Treat urinary retention symptoms

Bethanechol****

10

Fatigue

Amantadine

Modafinil

Armodafinil (not FDA approved for MS, hard to get insurance to pay for)

Bupropion

Methylphenidate

Pemoline

11

Painful dysesthesias

Carbamazepine

Oxcarbazepine

Gabapentin

Phenytoin

Baclofen

Topirimate

12

NMO treatment

Steroids and/or plasma exchange followed by immuno suppression: rituxumab*****, azothiaprine, mycophebolate, mofetil