Glatiramer acetate better than Interferon for MS fatigue

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Glatiramer acetate better than Interferon for MS fatigue

Postby MSUK » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:22 am


Glatiramer acetate (GA) reduces fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients more than interferon beta-1b (IFN-1b) after 1 year of treatment, according to a new study.

IFN-1b had no impact on two clinical measures of fatigue, while GA (Copaxone) reduced the score on the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) by 20%, and the score on the Fatigue Descriptive Scale (FDS) by 34%, according to a study presented here at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis meeting.

Based on the results, the authors, Tatiana Shmidt and a colleague at the Kozhevnikov Clinic for Neurological Diseases in Moscow, Russia, concluded in their poster, "Copaxone is recommended as a first-line imunomodulating drug for patients with severe fatigue." The authors were unavailable for comment at press time.... Read More - ... ageid/1767
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