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How do medications affect muscular dystrophy?

Doctors may prescribe one of several medications for muscular dystrophy. Some medications work to control symptoms like muscle spasms and weakness. These medications include phenytoin, mexiletine, and dantrolene. Other medications work to slow the progress of muscle deterioration. These drugs are usually corticosteroids like prednisone or immunosuppressants like cyclosporin.

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