For Patients

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition in which the insulating cover along the nerve cells is damaged. This damage disrupts the transmission of nerve signals, causing a variety of symptoms, including double vision, blindness in one eye, muscle weakness, and trouble with sensation or coordination. MS takes several forms, including relapsing MS (symptoms occur sporadically) and progressive MS (symptoms build up over time). In the relapsing MS, symptoms may disappear completely between attacks, although some permanent nerve problems often remain. While the cause of MS is unclear, the underlying problem is related to damage to the insulating layer of nerves (myelin sheath), possibly caused by the immune system.

There is still no cure for MS, but there are treatments for initial attacks, medications and therapies to improve symptoms, and recently developed drugs to slow the worsening of the disease. These new drugs have been shown to reduce the number and severity of relapses and to delay the long-term progression of MS. These treatments may include injectable steroids, oral steroids, and plasma exchange as a secondary option in certain types of MS.

Treatments

  • Corticosteroids
  • Immune Globulin Therapy
  • Immune Modulators
  • Plasma Exchange

More Information

Please visit the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America at https://mymsaa.org/

Products We Offer

Immune Globulin Therapy

Corticosteroids

Contact CSI Pharmacy for more information on Corticosteroids.

Ampyra

Avonex

Copaxone

Corticosteroids

Extavia

Gilenya

Immune Globulin Therapy

Immune globulin is made from pooled plasma collected from thousands of donors and treated to remove contaminants to ensure product safety and integrity. Containing antibodies against a broad spectrum of bacteria and viruses, IVIG is administered intravenously and is used primarily to treat three categories of illnesses: primary immune deficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases and certain neurological disorders.

  • Bivigam
    ADMA Biologics
  • Gammagard S/D
    Takeda
  • Gammagard Liquid
    Takeda
  • Gammaked
    Kedrion
  • Gamunex-C
    Grifols
  • Octagam 5%
    Octapharma
  • Octagam 10%
    Octapharma
  • Privigen
    CSL Behring
  • Panzyga
    Pfizer

Immune globulin is made from pooled plasma collected from thousands of donors and treated to remove contaminants to ensure product safety and integrity. Containing antibodies against a broad spectrum of bacteria and viruses, SCIG is administered subcutaneously and is approved to treat primary immune deficiencies and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. It is also in clinical trials for autoimmune diseases.

  • Cutaquig
    Pfizer
  • Gammagard Liquid
    Takeda
  • Gammaked
    Kedrion
  • Gamunex-C
    Grifols
  • Hizentra
    CSL Behring
  • HyQvia
    Takeda
  • Xembify
    Grifols

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