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I have been on Betaferon/ Avonex/ Plegridy for more than 20 years. Does one know whether this medication could still have an effect after this long time? Doctors do not agree about it. I am obviously in the Secondary Progressive stage, and still get the side effects. Shall I stop? Thank you,
Whether or not one should eventually stop a disease modifying therapy (DMT) at some point in their journey with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a complex and, at times, emotional decision. Often people face this decision after placing their hopes on DMTs for well over a decade. There is some data to help with these decisions and several larger studies underway to provide even better data. Here is what the data suggests so far:
(Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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