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Neuro69 0.2


A chronic progressive, inflammatory demyelination, and gliosis(scarring) in the CNS? Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Are used to modify the disease progression & prevent relapses? Immunomodulator(B-Interferons)
Types of drugs to Tx MS (B-Interferons)? Avonex, Betaseron, Rebif
Teaching for B-Interferon modulators? Rotate injection sites, Sunscreen, Flu-like s/s are normal.
Azathioprine(Imuran), Methotrexate, Cyclophopamide(Cytoxan), and Mitoxantrone(Novantrone)? Immunosuppressive drugs (MS)
Pemoline(Cylert), Methylphenidate(Ritalin), Modafinil(Provigil)? CNS stimulants Tx Fatigue
Used to improve walking speed in MS pts? Dalfampridine (Ampyra)
Beneficial exercises for MS pts? Water Exercises
Triggered by infection (especially URT & UTI), trauma, immunization, POSTPardum, stress & Changes in climate? MS
Slows progression of ALS? Riluzole(Rilutek)
Rare progressive neurologic disorder characterized by loss of motor neurons? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Created by: BOjangles1006