Treating Symptoms

Treatments for Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Consult your physician before taking any medications and ask about the potential benefits and risks of the different treatment therapies (below is a partial list of prescriptions and OTC drugs in addition to the ABC drugs to treat MS symptoms). Please note: msBucket does not endorse or recommend any specific drug or treatment. Please review our *disclaimer* on the menu sidebar.

ACUTE EXACERBATIONS

Brand

H.P. Acthar Gel

Solu-Medrol

Generic

None Available

Methylprednisolone

BLADDER PROBLEMS

Anti-spasticity Treatments

Brand

Botax

Cystospaz

Detrol

Ditropan

Ditropan XL

Intrathecal Baclofen pump

Levbid

Levsinex

Pro-Banthine

Tofranil

Urispas

Zanaflex

Generic

None Available

Hyoscyamine

Tolterodine

Oxybutynin

Oxybutynin chloride

Medical device

Hyoscyamine

Hyoscyamine

Propantheline bromide

Imipramine

Flavoxate hydrochloride

Tizanidine

Alpha Blockers

Brand

Dibenzyline

Hytrin

Generic

Phenoxybenzamine

Terazosin

Antibiotic Bladder Agents

Brand

Cipro

Macrodantin

Septra

Generic

Ciprofloxacin

Nitrofurantoin

Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole

Other Bladder Drugs

Brand

DDAVP

Pyridium

Urecholine

Generic

Desmopressin

Phenazopyridine HCl

Bethanechol

BOWEL PROBLEMS   (OTC – over the counter)

Bulk Forming Agents

Brand

Citrucel

Fiberall

FiberCon

Metamucil

Perdiem Plain fiber 

Generic

Methylcellulose (OTC)

Polycarbophil (OTC)

Polycarbophil (OTC)

Psyllium (OTC)

Psyllium (OTC)

Stool Softeners

Brand

Chronulac syrup

Colace

Surfac

Generic

Enulose syrup (OTC)

Docutase Sodium (OTC)

Docusate (OTC)

Oral Laxative

Brand

Milk of Magnesia

PeriColace

Generic

Magnesium hydroxide (OTC)

Docusate (OTC)

Suppositories (rectal stimulants)

Brand

Ducolax  suppositories

Glycerin suppositories

Therevac enemas

Generic

Bisacodyl (OTC)

N/A (OTC)

Docusate (OTC)

FATIGUE

Brand

Provigil

Symmetrel

Revia

Generic

Modafinil

Amantidine

Low-Dose Naltrexone

SSRI antidepressants

Brand

Paxil

Prozac

Ritalin

Zoloft

Generic

Paroxetine

Fluoxetine

Methylphenidate

Sertraline

Energizing" tricyclic antidepressants

Brand

Cylert

Pamelor

Vivactil

Generic

Pemoline

Nortriptyline

Protriptyline

DEPRESSION

Brand

Celexa

Elavil

Paxil

Prozac

Tofranil 

Revia

Generic

Citalopram

Amitriptyline

Paroxetine

Fluoextine

Imipramine

Low-Dose Neltrexone

COGNITIVE CHANGES

Alzheimer's drugs

Brand

Aricept

Generic

Donepezil HCl

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI)

Brand

Celexa

Lexapro

Paxil

Prozac

Zoloft

Generic

Citalopram

Escitalopram

Paroxetine

Fluoxetine

Sertraline

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Brand

Elavil

Norpramin

Pamelor

Tofranil

Generic

Amitriptyline

Desipramine

Nortriptyline

Imipramine

Other Medications for Depression

Brand

Desyrel

Effexor

Serzone

Welbutrin

Generic

Trazodone

Venlafaxine

Nefazodone

Bupropion HCl

PAIN

Brand

Cytotec

Depakote

Dilantin

Flexeril

Lioresal

Lyrica

Neurontin

Robaxin

Tegretol

Zanaflex

Zostrix

Revia

Generic

Misoprostol

Valproate

Phenytoin

Cyclobenzaprine

Baclofen

Pregabalin

Gabapentin

Methocarbamol

Carbamazepine

Tizanidine

Capsaicin; topical analgesic

Low-Dose Naltrexone

Spasticity

Brand

Ativan 

Baclofen 

Botox 

Catapres 

Dantrium 

Flexeril 

Intrathecal

Klonopin 

Lioresal 

Myobloc 

Valium 

Zanaflex 

Generic

Lorazepam

Baclofen

Botulinum Toxin Type A

Clonidine

Sodium dantrolene

Cyclobenzaprine HCl

Baclofen pump

Clonazepam

Baclofen

Botulinium toxin

Diazepam

Tizantidine

For Intermittent Spasms (often at night)

Brand

Eldepryl 

Neurontin 

Tegretol 

Generic

Selegiline

Gabapentin

Carbamazepine

TREMOR

Brand

Atarax 

Buspar 

Desyrel 

Diamox 

Inderal 

Isoniazid 

Klonopin 

Mysoline 

Vistaril 

Generic

Hydroxyzine

Buspirone

Trazodone

Acetazolamide

Propranolol

INH & Pyridoxine

Clonazepam

Pimidone

Hydroxyzine

VERTIGO or DIZZINESS

(OTC – over the counter)

Brand

Antivert 

Ativan 

Benadryl 

Dramamine 

Gravol 

Transderm Scop 

Zofran 

Generic

Meclizine

Lorazepam

Diphenhydramine (OTC)

Dimenhydrinate (OTC)

Dimenhydrinate

Scopolamine patch

Ondansetron

Benzodiazepines or Benzos - about 30 different types of brand/generic

http://www.drugs.com/drug-class/benzodiazepines.html

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

Brand

Cialis 

Levitra 

MUSE 

Viagra 

Generic

Tadalafil

Vardenafil HCI

Prostaglandin

Sildenafil citrate

IMPOTENCE

Brand

Caverject, Muse 

Pravatine 

Viagra 

Generic

Alprostadil

Papaverine

Slidenafil