Tysabri is for adults with relapsing forms of MS to slow worsening disability and reduce number of flare-ups. Since Tysabri increases the risk of PML, a rare brain infection that usually causes death or severe disability, it is generally recommended for patients unable to tolerate or respond well to another therapy.
Avonex is approved by FDA to treat relapsing forms of MS to decrease the number of flare-ups and slow the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS. Avonex is approved for use in people who have experienced a first attack and have lesions consistent with MS on their MRI.
Betaseron is a prescription medicine used to reduce the number of relapses in people with relapsing forms of MS. This includes people who have had their first symptoms of MS and have an MRI consistent with MS. Betaseron will not cure MS but may decrease the number of flare-ups of the disease.
Copaxone is indicated for reduction of the frequency of relapses in patients with Relapsing Remitting MS (RRMS), including patients who have experienced a first clinical episode and have MRI features consistent with MS.
Rebif is used to treat relapsing forms of MS to decrease the frequency of relapses and delay the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS. Rebif is not approved for treatment of chronic progressive MS.
Gilenya is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of MS in adults. Gilenya can decrease the number of MS flare-ups (relapses). Gilenya does not cure MS, but it can help slow down the physical problems that MS causes.
Effexor is a prescription antidepressant that is FDA approved to treat depression. It is also approved to treat three anxiety disorders in adults: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder (PD), and social anxiety disorder (SAD).
LYRICA is indicated to treat fibromyalgia, diabetic nerve pain, spinal cord injury nerve pain, and pain after shingles. LYRICA is also indicated to treat partial onset seizures in adults with epilepsy who take 1 or more drugs for seizures.
Cialis is indicated for the treatment of men with erectile dysfunction (ED), men with the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and men with both ED and the signs and symptoms of BPH. Cialis is not indicated for women or children.