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Siponimod for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis

Drugs

Neurology and Neurosurgery

September 2016


Siponimod is a new drug that is taken by mouth to treat patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a condition which can affect the brain and/or spinal cord. It causes a wide range of symptoms, including problems with memory, sight, speech and swallowing, arm or leg sensation and movement, bladder and bowel function, and balance. Some studies have suggested that siponimod may be able to reduce symptoms in patients with MS by decreasing cells that cause inflammation.

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