How effective is mitoxantrone for treating multiple sclerosis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Mitoxantrone helps people with MS have fewer relapses. It also helps slow the progress of disability and nerve damage that can be seen on an MRI. For people with aggressive relapsing-remitting MS, studies show that 6 monthly injections of this drug followed by long-term treatment with interferon-beta or glatiramer may be more effective at slowing relapses and disease progress than interferon-beta or glatiramer alone. 

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