Is cyclophosphamide used for MS? Cyclophosphamide is currently used in patients whose disease is not controlled by beta-interferon or glatiramer acetate and those with rapidly worsening MS.
What kind of chemo is used for multiple sclerosis? Mitoxantrone – a chemotherapy drug indicated for worsening forms of relapsing MS and secondary progressive MS. It is given by intravenous infusion every 3 months. Because this drug can be very toxic, it can only be given in a limited number of doses over the course of someone’s life.
Why do they give chemo for MS? In MS the immune system attacks the myelin sheath around the nerves of the central nervous system. Chemotherapy drugs are used to kill white blood cells, which are part of this attack. This may slow down or stop disease activity in MS.
What immunosuppressants are used for MS? The most commonly used immunosuppressive agents in MS are azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and mitoxantrone.