Today I’m posting lists gleaned from the Times supplement on MS published on Monday.
Here is a list of drugs licensed for other diseases that have been shown in Phase II trials to reduce progression in people with SPMS. The first drug is given at the standard dose and I assume the second and third are too. The fourth drug is given at a higher than normal dose, which I have given below. The doctors still have to complete Phase III trials on these drugs but they have already shown to be safe to take. So if you have SPMS, you might want to persuade your neuro to start you on one of these - what have you got to lose?
Amiloride - heart disease drug
Ibudilast - asthma drug (used in Japan)
Riluzole - motor neurone disease drug
Simvastatin 80mg/day - cholesterol reducing drug.