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

+ 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