Saturday, April 4, 2015

Approved Disease Modifying Drugs(DMD) for Multiple Sclerosis

The following are the approved Disease Modifying Drugs(DMD) for Multiple Sclerosis.


Brand name: Betaseron® 
Chemical name: interferon beta-1b
Frequency: Every other day; subcutaneous (injected just under the skin)
Year approved: 1993
For more info or financial help: 800-788-1467, betaseron.com/betaplus/affordability
Brand name: Avonex®
Chemical name: interferon beta-1a
Frequency: Once a week; intramuscular (injected directly into a muscle)
Year approved: 1996
For more info or financial help: 800-456-2255, msactivesource.com
Brand name: Copaxone®
Chemical name: glatiramer acetate
Frequency: Daily; subcutaneous
Year approved: 1996
For more info or financial help: 800-887-8100, copaxone.com/aboutsharedsolutions.aspx
Brand name: Novantrone®
Chemical name: mitoxantrone
Frequency: Every three months
Year approved: 2000
For more info or financial help: nationalMSsociety.org/novantrone
Brand name: Rebif®
Chemical name: interferon beta-1a
Frequency: Three times weekly; subcutaneous
Year approved: 2002
For more info or financial help: 877-447-3243, mslifelines.com
Brand name: Tysabri®
Chemical name: natalizumab
Frequency: Every four weeks
Year approved: 2006
For more info or financial help: 800-456-2255, msactivesource.com
Brand name: Extavia®
Chemical name: interferon beta-1b
Frequency: Every other day; subcutaneous
Year approved: 2009
For more info or financial help: 800-245-5356, patientassistancenow.com
Brand name: Gilenya®
Chemical name: fingolimod
Frequency: Once a day 
Year approved:
 2010
For more info or financial help: 800-245-5356, patientassistancenow.com
Brand name: Aubagio®
Chemical name: teriflunomide
Frequency: Once a day
Year approved: 2012
For more info or financial help: 855-676-6326, MSOnetoOne.com
Brand name: Tecfidera™
Chemical name: dimethyl fumarate
Frequency: Twice a day
Year approved: 2013
For more info or financial help: 800-456-2255, msactivesource.com


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