Here is My Question:
My son was diagnosed with optic neuritis in March. At that time MY brain MRI had 1 lesion. My MRI in June showed 2 lesions. Then they did a spinal tap which was inconclusive but did show some rings. The doctor is trying to get Copaxone approved but insurance denied it and wants me to use Pregridy. My son just turned 21 so what is best for him?
There are no head to head studies comparing Plegridy to Copaxone. I am not sure one drug is better than the other. Plegridy has the benefit of only requiring one injection every 14 days whereas Copaxone has to be injected three times per week. They are both effective medications for treating people who have had optic neuritis and early MS.
Benjamin Osborne, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Director, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Clinic
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic
Associate Director of the NIH/Georgetown Neurology Residency Program
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Road, NW 7PHC
Washington, DC 20007
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