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A commonly used epilepsy medication may protect against nerve damage in people with MS
National MS Society eNews
February 2016
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Epilepsy Pill May Protect Against MS-Related Nerve Damage

A phase 2 clinical trial co-funded by the Society showed that a medication commonly used to prevent seizures in epilepsy protected against nerve damage in people with MS. On average, those who received the medication phenytoin had 30% less damage to the nerve fiber layer in the eye compared to those who received placebo.
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This communication is partially sponsored through the generous support of Biogen; Sanofi Genzyme; Mylan Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Teva Neuroscience.
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