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FDA-Approved Drugs for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

The following table provides information on drugs approved for use as multiple sclerosis medications.
Brand Name
Generic Name
Manufacturer/ Distributor and Year of FDA Approval
Indication (From FDA-Approved Labeling)
Frequency of Injection
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc., 1993
Relapsing forms of MS
Every other day
Extavia interferon beta-1b Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc., 2009 Relapsing form of MS Every other day
Biogen Idec, 1996
Relapsing forms of MS
Once a week
glatiramer acetate
TEVA Neuroscience Inc., 1996
Relapsing forms of MS
Every day
Serono Inc., 2000
Worsening relapsing-remitting MS and progressive-relapsing or secondary-progressive MS
Four times a year; lifetime limit of 8-12 doses
interferon beta-1a
Serono Inc., 2002
Relapsing forms of MS
Three times a week
Biogen Idec and Elan, 2004; available only through a restricted-access program
Relapsing forms of MS
Every four weeks
Ampyra Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., 2010
To improve walking (particularly walking speed)
Twice daily
fingolimod Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, 2010 Relapsing forms of MS Once daily by mouth
Aubagio teriflunomide Genzyme Corporation, 2013 Relapsing forms of MS Once daily by mouth
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