Multiple Sclerosis: Medicines for Fatigue

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Multiple Sclerosis: Medicines for Fatigue

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Medications used to treat fatigue caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) include:

  • Amantadine. This medication generally has few side effects. When they do occur, they may include dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention, fluid retention, and rash.
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac). This antidepressant may help reduce fatigue in some people with MS.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Colin Chalk, MD, CM, FRCPC - Neurology
Last Revised April 15, 2010

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