Living with multiple sclerosis can be a challenge
Managing this condition can be hard due to the various levels of severity and the different symptoms patients may have. Fortunately, there are specialty medications that can help control these symptoms and, in certain cases, reduce the severity of multiple sclerosis.
Our clinical staff has the knowledge and expertise to help you obtain access to the medications you need to fight multiple sclerosis. We also provide support through personalized care and valuable services
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND MEDICATIONS
LEARN MORE ABOUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Multiple sclerosis is a condition of the central nervous system.
Many researchers believe it is an autoimmune inflammatory condition, where the immune system attacks its own tissues. In this case, the immune system attacks the myelin, a type of tissue that insulates and protects the nerves. As a result of this attack, the nerves are exposed and damaged.
Patients with multiple sclerosis develop a wide variety of symptoms that usually come and go. This makes multiple sclerosis very difficult to diagnose
The following information will help you better understand multiple sclerosis:
The causes for multiple sclerosis are yet unknown. However, researchers believe there are environmental factors that trigger this attack to the immune system, perhaps a virus that has not yet been identified.
- It affects women more often than men (at a ratio of 3 to 1).
- The first symptoms occur between the ages of 20 and 40 years old.
- Common manifestations of the disease typically include double or blurry vision and difficulties with coordination and balance.
- Symptoms may range from mild (such as temporary numbness) to severe (blindness, partial or complete paralysis).
- Other symptoms may include difficulty to hear, concentrate and remember.
- A common symptom that is often overlooked is depression.
There are four types of multiple sclerosis:
- Progressive-Relapsing MS (PRMS)
- Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)
- Primary-Progressive MS (PPMS)
- Secondary-Progressive MS (SPMS)
Although there is currently no cure for multiple sclerosis, there are several treatments to help you achieve a good quality of life with this condition.
After discussing your treatment plan directly with your physician, our coordinated care team will contact your insurance company to talk about your coverage and medication authorizations.
We also coordinate patient assistance programs to eligible patients in need of financial assistance in order to help with their multiple sclerosis treatment costs.
We also stay up to date with the latest advances in drug research and development within the pharmaceutical industry.
That way, we can help ease your burden so you can focus on your health and well-being.
Below, we have listed some of the drugs we dispense for patients with multiple sclerosis:
Click here to learn more about other drugs we dispense.
For these drugs to yield the best results, you need a coordinated care team that will help streamline the process to access your medications.
We collaborate with your physician on your treatment plan and with your payers to verify your insurance coverage benefits and process pre-authorizations. We also work with pharmaceutical companies on their latest research and financial assistance programs for eligible patients.
It may seem complicated but that’s why we’re here. We want to make the process easier for you, so you can focus on your health and well-being.
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