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why would a doctor use chemotherapies on somone with ms that is not real bad?

Question Date: 8/28/2012


There are several drugs used in MS that could be considered chemotherapies. These include oral medications like methotrexate, Imuran and Cellcept. Intravenous medications include mitoxantrone and cyclophosphamide. Depending upon the medication and the dose, some of these drugs may have a lower side effect risk than others. Without knowing the specifics of a person’s case, it's hard to know a certain medication was recommended. Sometimes a drug like methotrexate may be picked if there is a suspicion of other superimposed health issues, like rheumatoid arthritis.

Answer Date: 8/28/2012


Dr. Ben Thrower


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