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Medication Brand Name(s) Generic Name Use in MS

Adderall

Adderall

(Amphetamine Mixed Salts)

fatigue

Amantadine

Symmetrel

(Amantadine)

fatigue, antiviral, Parkinson's D.

Ambien

Ambien

(Zolpidem)

insomnia

Amitriptyline

Elavil

(Amitriptyline)

pain management

Atarax

Atarax

(Hydroxyzine)

pain, itching, sleep

Ativan

Ativan

(Lorazepam)

spasms, sedation, anxiety

Antivert

Antivert

(Meclizine)

dizziness

Augmentin

Augmentin

(Amoxicillin Clavulanate)

antibiotic

Avonex

Avonex

(Interferon-beta-1a)

MS Disease Modifying

Baclofen

Baclofen

(Lioresal)

spasticity

Bactrim

Bactrim, Septra

(Trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole)

antibiotic

Benadryl

Benadryl

(Diphenhydramine)

itching, allergic reactions, antihistamine

Betaseron

Betaseron

(Interferon-beta-1b)

MS Disease Modifying

Bisacodyl

Dulcolax

(Bisacodyl)

stimulant laxative

Botox

Botox

(Botulism toxin (injection))

small muscle spasm (face, hand, etc)

Bupropion

Wellbutrin

(Bupropion)

antidepressant

Buspar

Buspar

(Buspirone)

anxiety, tremor

Buspirone

Buspar

(Buspirone)

anxiety

Carbamezapine

Tegretol

(Carbamazepine)

neuropathic pain, seizures, "zaps"

Catapres

Catapres

(Clonidine)

muscle pain, spasms

Ceftriaxone

Rocephin

(Ceftriaxone)

antibiotic

Cephalexin

Keflex

(Cephalexin)

antibiotic

Celexa

Celexa

(Citalopram)

antidepressant

Cialis

Cialis

(Tadanafil)

sexual dysfunction

Ciprofloxacin

Cipro, Proquin

(Ciprofloxacin)

antibiotic

Citalopram

Celexa

(Citalopram)

Antidepressant

Clonazepam

Klonopin

(Clonazepam)

spasms, vertigo, tremor, anxiety

Clonidine

Catapres

(Clonidine)

muscle pain, spasms

Colace

Colace

(Docusate sodium)

stool softener

Copaxone

Copaxone

(Glatiramer acetate)

MS Disease Modifying

Cyclobenzaprine

Flexeril

(Cyclobenzaprine)

muscle relaxant, muscle spasm

Cymbalta

Cymbalta

(Duloxetine)

antibdepressant, pain management

Dantrium

Dantrium

(Dantrolene)

neurogenic bladder

Dantrolene

Dantrium

(Dantrolene)

neurogenic bladder

Desipramine

Norpramin

(Desipramine)

pain management, antidepressant

Desyrel

Desyrel

(Trazodone)

antidepressant, other

Detrol

Detrol, Detrol LA

(Tolterodine)

neurogenic bladder

Diazepam

Valium

(Diazepam)

muscle spasms, vertigo, tremor

Dilaudid

Dilaudid

(HYDROmorphone)

pain management

Diphenhydramine

Benadryl

(Diphenhydramine)

antihistamine, itching, allergic reactions

Ditropan

Detrol, Detrol LA

(oxybutrynin)

neurogenic bladder

Docusate sodium

Colace, Dulcolax (softener)

(Docusate sodium)

stool softener

Dulcolax

Dulcolax

(Bisacodyl)

laxative

Duloxetine

Cymbalta

(Duloxetine)

antidepressant

Duragesic

Duragesic

(Fentanyl Transdermic)

pain management

Effexor

Effexor, Effexor XR

(Venlafaxine)

antidepressant

Elavil

Elavil

(Amitriptyline)

pain management, sleep, antidepressant

Eszopiclone

Lunesta

(Eszopiclone)

sleep

Fentanyl

Duragesic

(Fentanyl Transdermic))

pain management

Flexeril

Flexeril

(Cyclobenzaprine)

muscle relaxant, muscle spasm

Flomax

Flomax

(Tamsulosin)

bladder issues

Fluoxetine

Prozac

(Fluoxetine)

antidepressant

Gabapentin

Neurontin

(Gabapentin)

neuropathic pain, seizures

Gabitril

Gabitril

(Tiagabine)

neuropathic pain, seizures

Hydrocodone + Acetaminophen

Vicodin, Norco

(Hydrocodone + Acetaminophen)

pain management

Hydroxyzine

Atarax

(Hydroxyzine)

vertigo, sedation, antihistamine

Hydroxyzine

Vistaril

(Hydroxyzine)

vertigo, sedation, antihistamine

Hytrin

Hytrin

(Terazosin)

bladder problems

Imipramine Hydrochloride

Tofranil

(Imipramine Hydrochloride)

bladder problems

Inderal

Inderal, Inderal LA

(Propranolol)

High Blood Pressure

IVIG

  - - -

(Intravenous Gammaglobulin)

MS attack treatment

Keflex

Keflex

(Cephalexin)

antibiotic

Keppra

Keppra

(Levetiracetam)

neuropathic pain, seizures

Klonopin

Klonopin

(Clonazepam)

spasms, vertigo, tremor, anxiety

Levetiracetam

Keppra

(Levetiracetam)

neuropathic pain, seizures

Levitra

Levitra

(Vardenafil)

sexual dysfunction

Lexapro

Lexapro

(Escitalopram Oxalate)

neuropathic pain, migraines, anti-depressant

Lioresal

Baclofen

(Lioresal)

spasticity

Lunesta

Lunesta

(Eszopiclone)

sleep

Lyrica

Lyrica

(Pregabalin)

neuropathic pain, seizures

Macrodantin   

Macrodantin

(Nitrofurantoin)

antibiotic

Medrol

Medrol (oral)

(Methylprednisolone)

MS symptoms, anti-inflammatory, steroid

Methadone

Dolophine, Methadose

(Methadone)

pain management

Methotrexate

Rheumatrex, Trexall

(Methotrexate)

MS symptoms, anti-inflammatory, steroid

Methylprednisolone

Solumedrol (IM, IV)

(Methylprednisolone)

MS symptoms, anti-inflammatory, steroid

Midazolam

Versed

(Midazolam)

sedation

Miralax

Miralax

(Polyethylene glycol)

laxative

Mirapex

Mirapex

(Pramipexole)

RLS, others

Modafinil

Provigil

(Modafinil)

fatigue

Mysoline

Mysoline

(Primidone)

seizures, tremor, other

Neurontin

Gabapentin

(Neurontin)

neuropathic pain, seizures

Niravam and Alprazolam

Xanax

(Niravam and Alprazolam)

anxiety

Nitrofurantoin

Macrodantin

(Nitrofurantoin)

antibiotic

Norco

Norco

(Hydrocodone + Acetaminophen)

pain management

Norpramin

Norpramin

(Desipramine)

pain management, antidepressant

Nortriptyline

Pamelor

(Nortriptyline)

pain management, antidepressant

Novantrone

Novantrone

(Mitoxantrone)

MS Disease Modifying, chemo therapuetic

Ondansetron

Zofran

(Ondansetron)

nausea, spasticity, tremor

Oxcarbazepine

Trileptal

(Oxcarbazepine)

neuropathic pain, seizures, migraines

Oxycodone

Oxycontin

(Oxycodone)

pain management

Oxycontin

Oxycontin

(Oxycodone)

pain management

Paroxetine

Paxil

(Paroxetine)

antidepressant

Paxil

Paxil

(Paroxetine)

antidepressant

Pramipexole

Mirapex

(Pramipexole)

RLS, others

Prednisone

Prednisone

(Prednisone)

oral anti-inflammatory, steroid

Pregabalin

Lyrica

(Pregabalin)

Neuropathic pain, seizures

Primidone

Mysoline

(Primidone)

seizures, tremor, other

Propranolol

Inderal, Inderal LA

(Propranolol)

tremor, high blood pressure

Provigil

Provigil

(Modafinil)

fatigue

Prozac

Prozac

(Fluoxetine)

antidepressant

Ramelteon

Rozerem

(Ramelteon)

sleep

Rebif

Rebif

(Interon-beta-1a)

Interferon-DMDrug

Requip

Requip

(Roprinirole)

RLS, others

Restasis

Restasis

(Cyclosporine (eye drops))

dry eyes

Ritalin

Ritalin

(Dextroamphetamine)

fatigue, ADD, ADHD

Rocephin

Rocephin

(Ceftriaxone)

antibiotic

Rozerem

Rozerem

(Ramelteon)

sleep

Sativex

Sativex

(Tetrohydocannabinol + Cannabidiol)

pain management, spasticity

Septra

Bactrim, Septra

(Trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole)

antibiotic

Sertraline

Zoloft

(Sertraline)

antidepressant

Sildenafil

Viagra

(Sildenafil)

sexual dysfunction

Solumedrol

Solumedrol

(Methylprednisolone)

IV steroid, anti-inflammatory

Sonata

Sonata

(Zaleplon)

sleep

Symmetrel

Symmetrel

(Amantadine)

fatigue, antiviral

Tamsulosin

Flomax

(Tamsulosin)

bladder issues

Tegretol

Tegretol

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