OSF Illinois Neurological Institute

Treatment Options

There are different classifications of MS, but 85% of MS patients are relapsing remitting; the others are progressive. A combination of symptoms, cause and exam can differentiate what type of MS each patient has. Treatment options vary according to what type of MS a patient has.

There are currently numerous different treatment options available and the choice of treatment for each patient is complex, depending upon the type of MS, insurance, course, MRI findings so that it is an individualized decision. It is important also that the patient has a say into this decision. The MS team therefore has to be knowledgeable about all the current treatment options available and those currently in research trials. Our MS team also consists of MS-certified nurses, MS-certified PT \OT specialists, and a dedicated urological specialist to assist in the care of the MS patient in addition to social and psychological services.

Prescription Medications

Your individual MS treatment plan may include prescription medications.  Our team of providers remain up-to-date on drug therapies currently FDA approved and also those investigational therapies currently in research and soon to be available.

  • 4-Aminopyridine compound
  • Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada)
  • Azathioprine (Imuran)
  • Botulinum (Botox)
  • Cortisteroids
  • Corticotropin (Acthar Gel)
  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
  • Dalfampridine (Ampyra)
  • Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera)
  • Fingolimod (Gilenya)
  • Glatiramer (Copaxone, Glatopa)
  • Interferons (Avonex, Betaseron, Rebif, and Extavia)
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • IVIG
  • Low Dose Naltrexone
  • Muscle Relaxants
  • Mycophenolate (CellCept)
  • Natalizumab (Tysabri)
  • Ocrevus
  • Plasmapheresis (Plasma Exchange)
  • Stimulants for Fatigue
  • Teriflunomide (Aubagio)