9 Approved MS Therapies You Should Know About

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9. Tysabri (Natalizumab)

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Natalizumab (manufactured by Biogen Idec as Tysabri; previously named Antegren) is a humanized monoclonal antibody approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a monotherapy for the treatment of relapsing-remitting forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Crohn’s disease. Administered as an intravenous injection, the drug is believed to reduce or inhibit the ability of immune cells to invade the blood-brain barrier, protecting against autoimmune attacks by the body’s innate immune system to slow the worsening of symptoms and number of disease flares.

Tysabri is also approved as a disease-modifying monotherapy in the European Union (since 2006) for relapsing MS patients with high disease activity (two or more lesions in one year) despite treatment with a β-interferon or glatiramer acetate, and for those with rapidly evolving severe RRMS.

Learn more about Tysabri (Natalizumab) here.

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10 comments

  1. Jackie says:

    9 approved therapies. None for MS Primary Progressive. I wonder when will that Day arrive. Like in another 100 yrs from now??? How much longer we have to wait???? There is no words to described how I feel beyond the point of frustration. Waiting and waiting. To die.

    • Veronica Curvy Burroughs says:

      Jackie,
      I feel your pain and frustration. There is a wildly popular European medical device, a brilliant technology, that is breathing life back into people. It’s finally being recognized in the United States as the recovery powerhouse that it is. Trying to figure out how to have you be able to reach me directly. Find me on Facebook or LinkedIn as Veronica Curvy Burroughs and Message me your contact information. I look forward to hearing from anyone who was to know about a non-invasive, non-toxic therapy that is changing the game and works.

      • Olive Bird says:

        i WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS, PLEASE.i HAVE HAD M.S. FOR 37 YEARS…MY MOTHER HAD IT , BUT WAS 96 WHEN SHE DIED IN A NURSING HOME, WAITING FOR A CURE….i AM STILL WAITING TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSES IT, SURLEY IF THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT CAUSES IT, HOW CAN THEY FIND A CURE ???? tHANK YOU, oLIVE

  2. Jacqui says:

    Yep seriously lacking….nothing to help with balance and coordination issues and help of medications for walking?? Approved it may be but comes at a cost….why??

    • Patricia says:

      I take the compounded version (4 – AP) which works for some people in Australia. It is supposed to be the same as Ampyra (marketed as Fampyra here) and quite a lot less expensive.

  3. Maria Hawkes says:

    Could you please tell me what it is that helps with pain.I have had ms now for 14 years but had optical neuritis 19 years ago.

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