Stopping immunomodulatory medications in MS: Frequency, reasons and consequences

Highlights

• Careful monitoring is advised when considering stopping disease-modifying therapy (DMT).
• Stopping DMT early in the disease course may be associated with an increased relapse rate.
• Stopping DMTs may be considered if no new MRI lesions, a progressive disease course >5 years and age over 60.

Abstract

Prolonged periods of disease quiescence during long term treatment of patients with clinically isolated syndrome and MS may prompt consideration of discontinuing disease-modifying therapy (DMT). We reviewed pertinent studies to identify the frequency and reasons for discontinuation of DMT.

via Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s