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MS / Ner Sys

ch 17, therapeutic agents for the nervous system - pharm tech

multiple sclerosis chronic neurological condition affecting the myelin sheath's integrity on neurons in the CNS. MS is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system breaks down the sheath and interferes with proper nerve transmission
common with MS patients corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, muscle relaxers such as baclofen or tizanidine to reduce muscle spasms, urinary antispasmodics like Ditropan/oxybutynin, and anticonvulsants such as lamtrogine or gabapentin for pain
ABC therapy *disease modifying immunotherapy Avonex, Betaseron, and Copaxone
Avonex, Rebif interferon beta-1a *IM injection
Betaseron, Extavia interferon beta-1b *sq injection
Copaxone glatiramer *sq injection
Ampyra dalfampridine *misc CNS agents for improved walking
Tysabri natalizumab *monoclonal antibody
Novantrone mitoxantrone *chemotherapy to reduce frequency of relapse
Interferons help the body fight viral infections
Created by: DbaileyC



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