If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), chances are you’re taking a disease-modifying drug to slow the progression of your condition. These drugs — some of which are taken orally as pills, while others are injected or infused — are all immune modulators, changing the way the immune system acts.
Currently, each of these drugs is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be taken as the only disease-modifying drug for MS. But as more and more MS treatments have been developed in the last few years, an obvious question has come up: Could it be beneficial to take more than one of these treatments at the same time?
Very few studies have attempted to answer this question, and thus far, the results have been mixed. But some doctors and researchers are hopeful that taking more than one treatment to change the course of MS will ultimately prove beneficial and be widely adopted.