Multiple Sclerosis

is a form of medication used to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis. Keep in mind, is not a cure for multiple sclerosis. However, it will help stop lymphocytes from attacking the nerves in an individuals brain. It also helps these cells from attacking a person’s spinal cord. can also help reduce the risk of disability, which is a common consequence of multiple sclerosis. 


‘s generic name is . In order to be prescribed for multiple sclerosis, you will need to have medical and laboratory tests done. These tests include blood pressure, complete blood count, EKG, and an eye exam. The point of this is to look for side effects. 

When taking for multiple sclerosis, you are required to do so orally. You can do it with or without food, once a day. It is required that an individual is monitored for roughly 6 hours after taking their first dose of for multiple sclerosis. You will need to have your heart monitored to make sure it doesn’t beat too slow. Additionally, there are some things you should mention to your doctor before he prescribes you for multiple sclerosis. For instance, if you have low magnesium or potassium levels in your blood. You should also tell your doctor if you are taking other drugs that have the potential to slow down your heartbeat. 

It should also be mentioned that if you stop taking after starting your multiple sclerosis treatment, you may be required to be monitored again. It will be for 6 hours, just like the first time. Furthermore, you should always take on a regular basis. Like antibiotics, you will not get the full benefits until the end of the treatment. 

Side Effects 

Taking for multiple sclerosis can cause side effects in some people. Most are mild, and not everyone has serious side effects. However, if you do experience side effects and they continue or become worse, you need to seek medical attention. 

The most common side effects of are the following: a headache, back pain, cough, or diarrhea. Sometimes, can increase a person’s blood pressure, so make sure you check. Furthermore, may increase someone’s risk of lymphoma and skin cancer. If you notice any moles or skin growths, as well as swollen lymph nodes, seek medical attention. 

Serious side effects include shortness of breath, vision changes, seizure, and chest pain. Again, contact your doctor if you experience any of those after taking for multiple sclerosis. 


There are certain precautions when it comes to for multiple sclerosis. For starters, never get an immunization or vaccination while taking . You should not get an immunization or vaccination until two months after your last dose of .  

Using while breastfeeding is not recommended, as it is not yet known whether this multiple sclerosis drug passes into breast milk. 

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Posted on May 5, 2023