Advances are being made that help us better understand multiple sclerosis (MS) and address its symptoms. Although there is currently no cure for MS, the good news is there are various treatments that can help reduce the frequency of flare-ups. The best option for you depends on many factors including your treatment goals and preferences.
For relapsing MS (RMS), the 3 most common ways therapies are administered:
Pills, also known as oral medications, are a more recent development in RMS treatment. They can be an effective alternative to infusions and injections. If you don’t like the sight of needles, this may be an option worth considering with your doctor.
Infusion treatments are administered intravenously (IV) through a needle in the arm. They are generally given less frequently than self-administered therapies and must be administered by a healthcare professional in a hospital, infusion center, or doctor’s office.
Injectable therapies are one of the most common ways to help treat RMS. Your doctor can show you, or your care partner, how to use a needle or autoinjector to inject the medication under your skin or into your muscle tissue.
Find out more about the wide variety of treatment options that Biogen has available.
Be sure to discuss your symptoms and treatment options with your doctor. Together, you can decide which treatment may be best to help with your MS.