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There are several treatments available today to slow the progression of this disease. Although it is not a cure it is very helpful in finding one in the future.

Beta Interferon-1B (Betaseron®) - The first studies of this drug was on people with relapsing remitting MS and it showed that it reduced the number and severity of attacks. It also showed a reduction of lesions (plaques) seen on their MRI's. This drug is injected every other day under the skin.

Beta Inteferon 1A (Avonex®) - This medicine is also used for relapsing remitting MS. It is injected once a week into the muscle.

Glatiramer Acetate for Injection (copaxone®) - This drug has been shown to reduce the number of attacks, and reduce disability in a clinical trial. It is taken daily by injection under the skin.

Azathioprine (Imuran®) - This drug has been available for a long time, but it has been mainly used in Europe. It is a pill so its easy to use.