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  The following table lists the medications commonly used in the management of MS. For each product, the table gives the chemical name, the brand name, and the common usage in MS, as well as its availability in the United States and Canada. Products available without a prescription are so indicated (+).  

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H.P. Acthar Gel adrenocorticotropic hormone (aCTH) Acute exacerbations
MUSE alprostadil Erectile dysfunction
Prostin VR alprostadil Erectile dysfunction
amantadine Fatigue
Elavil amitriptyline Pain (paresthesias)
Lioresal baclofen Spasticity
Intrathecal Baclofen
(ITB Therapy)
baclofen (intrathecal) Spasticity
Dulcolax bisacodyl+ Constipation
Wellbutrin bupropion Depression
Tegretol carbamazepine Pain (trigeminal neuralgia)
Cipro ciprofloxacin Urinary tract infections
Klonopin (US)
Rivotril (Can)
clonazepam Tremor; Pain; Spasticity
Dantrium dantrolene Spasticity
Enablex darifenacin Bladder dysfunction
DDAVP Nasal Spray desmopressin Urinary frequency
DDAVP Tablets desmopressin Urinary frequency
Decadron dexamethasone Acute exacerbations
Valium diazepam Spasticity (muscle spasms)
Colace docusate+ Constipation
Enemeez® Mini Enema docusate stool softener laxative+ Constipation
Cymbalta duloxetine hydrochloride Depression, Pain (neuropathic)
Prozac fluoxetine Depression; Fatigue
Neurontin gabapentin Pain (dysesthesias)
Copaxone glatiramer acetate Disease-modifying agent
Sani-Supp suppository glycerin+ Constipation
Atarax hydroxyzine Paroxysmal itching
Tofranil imipramine Bladder dysfunction; Pain
Laniazid; Nydrazid isoniazid Tremor
Avonex interferon beta-1a Disease-modifying agent
Rebif interferon beta-1a Disease-modifying agent
Betaseron interferon beta-1b Disease-modifying agent
Phillips' Milk of Magnesia magnesium hydroxide+ Constipation
Antivert (US)
Bonamine (Can)
meclizine Nausea; Vomiting; Dizziness
Hiprex; Mandelamine methenamine Urinary tract infections (preventative)
Solu-Medrol methylprednisolone Acute exacerbations
mineral oil+ Constipation
Novantrone mitoxantrone Disease-modifying agent
Provigil modafinil Fatigue
Tysabri natalizumab Disease-modifying agent
Macrodantin nitrofurantoin Urinary tract infections
Pamelor (US)
Aventyl (Can)
nortriptyline Pain (parasthesias)
Ditropan oxybutynin Bladder dysfunction
Ditropan XL oxybutynin (extended release formula) Bladder dysfunction
Oxytrol (Oxybutynin Transdermal System) oxybutynin Bladder dysfunction
papaverine Erectile dysfunction
Paxil paroxetine Depression
Pyridium phenazopyridine Urinary tract infections
(symptom relief)
Dilantin phenytoin Pain (dyesthesias)
Minipress prazosin Bladder dysfunction
Deltasone prednisone Acute exacerbations
Pro-Banthine propantheline bromide Bladder dysfunction
Metamucil psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid+ Constipation
Zoloft sertraline Depression
Viagra sildenafil Erectile dysfunction
Fleet Enema sodium phosphate+ Constipation
Vesicare (US) solifenacin succinate Bladder dysfunction
Bactrim; Septra sulfamethoxazole Urinary tract infections
Cialis tadalafil Erectile dysfunction
Flomax tamsulosin   Bladder dysfunction
Hytrin terazosin Bladder dysfunction
Zanaflex tizanidine Spasticity
Detrol tolterodine Bladder dysfunction
Sanctura trospium chloride Bladder dysfunction
Levitra vardenafil Erectile dysfunction
Effexor venlafaxine Depression

+ Available without a prescription.

* Available in both US and Canada unless otherwise noted.

Important: Make sure your physician knows about all the medications you're taking: prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, vitamins and supplements.
  Last updated September 17, 2007