Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
Multiple sclerosis – also known as MS – is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack its own nervous system. Damage to the nervous system causes neurological complications and communication disruptions between the brain, nerves and spinal cord. Symptoms vary from person to person, as well as in severity. Some of the most common MS symptoms include neuromuscular tremors, weakness, tingling, dizziness, speech difficulties, and blurred vision.
There is no cure for MS, nor do researchers know exactly what causes the disease. Some patients go through periods of remission, whereas others experience ongoing complications. Most MS treatments are used to slow the progress of the disease and help manage its symptoms. Physical therapy and muscle relaxants are often cornerstones of treatment, as are a bevy of medications designed to improve quality of life and prevent MS attacks.
At CompreCare, we provide a variety of specialty therapies for multiple sclerosis. Please feel free to contact us at 1-888-644-8326 or email us at email@example.com to learn how we can help you.
Clinical Progression and Classification of MS:
- RRMS - Relapsing-Remitting MS
- SPMS - Secondary-Progressive MS
- PPMS – Primary-Progressive MS
- PRMS – Progressive-Relapsing MS
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 80% of MS patients are in the first group, which is characterized by episodes of attacks, occurring at random intervals that alternate with periods of remission. Many of these patients in the first group develop secondary-progressive MS, often leads to numerous disabilities. Patients that have PPMS, SPMS, or PRMS without relapses have progressive MS.
Medications available to treat MS:
- Medications used to reduce disease activity and progression:
- Aubagio ® (teriflunomide)
- Avonex ® (interferon beta-1a)
- Betaseron ® (interferon beta-1b)
- Copaxone ® (glatiramer acetate)
- Extavia ® (interferon beta-1b)
- Gilenya ® (fingolimod)
- Lemtrada ® (alemtuzumab)
- Novantrone ® (mitoxantrone)
- Plegridy ® (peginterferon beta-1a)
- Rebif ® (interferon beta-1a)
- Tecfidera ® (dimethyl fumarate)
- Tysabri ® (natalizumab)
- High-dose intravenous Solu-Medrol® (methylprednisolone)
- High-dose oral Deltasone® (prednisone)
- H.P. Acthar Gel (ACTH) is an option for those who are unable to cope with the side effects of high-dose corticosteroids
- Bladder Problems
- Bowel Dysfunction
- Dizziness and Vertigo
- Emotional Changes
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Walking Difficulties
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CompreCare can accept electronic prescriptions as well as original prescriptions through the mail. Faxed prescriptions must come from your physician’s office only. CompreCare will verify all new controlled substance prescriptions with your physician’s office for validity.
We look forward to servicing all of your prescription medication needs in a fast and friendly way! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-888-644-8326.