How effective is alemtuzuma as an immunosuppressant for treating MS?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Alemtuzumab is one of the more effective treatments for preventing MS relapses. It is more effective than interferon beta-1a for reducing relapses, and people who have had alemtuzumab treatment have less disability. MRI signs of MS-related nervous system damage are also lower in people who have had this treatment. 

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