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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has posted information on Covid-19 Coronavirus for those living with Multiple Sclerosis.
Can Do MS offers the following excellent FAQ for MS Patients
A 40 year old woman with MS taking Tysabri recovered from Covid-19. Story here.
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The following are links to pages where you can sign up for Live Events put on by the Drug Companies who make Multiple Sclerosis drugs that are in your area to learn about Multiple Sclerosis Treatments and Therapies. The events are usually presented by prominent area doctors in the field and also some have patients who have taken the drug tell personal stories.
Ocrevus is an infusion drug for both relapsing and progressive Multiple Sclerosis.The first infusion is split over 2 weeks and consecutive infusions are given every six months. No PML has been reported as yet with this drug however it does carry some risk.
Ocrevus Live Events Page
Gilenya - Gilenya is an Oral Disease Modifying Drug Made by Novartis also know by the name Fingolimod.
Gilenya Live Events Page
Rebif - Rebif is an injectable Disease Modifying Drug made by EMD Serono also known as interferon beta 1-a.
Rebif Live Events Page
Ampyra - Ampyra, also known as "The Walking Pill" and by the drug name dafampridine, is one of the few types of Drugs that actually attempt to help MS symptoms. Ampyra is made to help patients walk faster and achieve better balance. It does help some patients achieve much better results.
Ampyra Live Events Page
Plegridy - Plegridy is an injectable Disease Modifying Drug made by Biogen also nown as peginterferon beta-a. The drug is similar to Avonex only it is not given as requently.
Plegridy Live Events Page
Lemtrada is an injectable infusion taken for a full week and only once per year. It is also known as alemtuzumab and like Tysabri is a monoclonal antibody drug.
Lemtrada Live Events Page
TYSABRI® (natalizumab) is a once monthly infusion prescription medicine used totreat adults with relapsing forms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Tysabri has one of the highest success ratings in preventing new lesions but carries considerable risks of PML.
Tysabri Live Events Page
Tecfidera - Tecfidera is a pill that is usually taken twice per day.
Mayzent is a pill for active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.
MAVENCLAD® (cladribine) tablets is indicated for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease in adults.
Mavenclad Live Events
Zeposia a new pill approved for relapsing MS and Secondary progressive MS
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Pharmaceutical companies have assistance programs which help patients obtain medication at a free or reduced cost even if they have insurance. The drug companies will also help those on Medicare/Medicaid get medications.
Aubagio - Sanofi Genzyme
Avonex - Biogen Idec
Betaseron - Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Copaxone - Teva Pharmaceuticals
Extavia - Norvartis Pharmaceuticals
Gilenya - Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Glatiramer acetate - Mylan
Glatopa - Sandoz
Tysabri - Biogen Idec
MS Symptom Management MedicationsActhar - Instead of Steroids for MS exacerbations (A.S.A.P.) - Questcor
Ampyra - aka "The Walking Pill" to assist with Walking - Acorda Therapeutics
Botox - Used for Bladder Dysfunction - Allergan
800-442-6869 Option 4
Good Days formerly known as the Chronic Disease Fund
Other Patient Assistance Programs
to treat Pseudobulbar affect, a condition in which you suddenly start to laugh or cry
The Patient Access Network - PAN Foundation