You and your doctor will put together a plan for your multiple sclerosis treatment based on:
- Type and stage of your disease, and how well certain MS treatments or medications work for you
- General health and medical history
- Expectations for the course of the MS disease medications
Many MS drugs act on the immune system to reduce symptoms or slow the progression of multiple sclerosis. These drugs may be especially helpful in the early stages of MS to lessen damage caused by the disease.
The most common multiple sclerosis drugs are:
Betaseron; Extavia (interferon beta 1b)
Injected every other day
Learn more about Betaseron and Extavia
Betaseron Support Program: BetaplusTM (Formerly Ms PathwaysSM)
Extavia Patient Support Program: 866 866 925-2333
Copaxone (glatiramer acetate )
Learn more about Copaxone
Copaxone Support Program
Novantrone Novantrone (mitoxantrone)
Given by IV infusion in a medical facility every three months or four times a year.
Learn more about Novantrone
Novantrone Support Program
There is no cure yet for multiple sclerosis. However, rehabilitation can lessen the severity and frequency of MS symptoms, improve your quality of life and help you remain independent.
If you have MS, your rehabilitation depends on your symptoms, general health and other factors. Multiple sclerosis rehabilitation may involve physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and support groups. Some examples are:
- Instruction in using assistive devices (such as canes, braces or walkers)
- Creating an exercise program to strengthen muscles and increase endurance
- Helping you with communication if you are having difficulty speaking
- Making it easier and safer to get around at home and perform daily tasks
- Help managing bowel or bladder problems
- Involving family in your MS care
Yoga for MS in Portland
Multiple Sclerosis Yoga Program
Gentle yoga for people with multiple sclerosis, healing movement and meditation for participants at all levels
Make an appointment
OHSU accepts most insurance plans
MS clinical trials
The OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center provides clinical trials for patients with MS.
Refer a patient
- Refer your patient to OHSU.
- Call 503-494-4567 to seek provider-to-provider advice.