angelbum 06/04/15
Last reply 2 years ago
DMDS and infections

Hi all I just wondered if you get put on a dmd how does it affect your immune system ?

Do you get a lot more infections while on these drugs ?

Is there anyone who is asthmatic and on dmds for there ms ?

Is there only some dmds people with ms and asthma can take ?

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2 years ago

@angelbum , DMDs are immuno-suppresants, so there is a modfying effect on your immune system to try and stop it attacking you.

It can leave us a bit more susceptible to common-or-garden bugs, which is why we should get the flu jab annually.

I’m not sure if there is any problem with DMDs and asthmatics. That is one for the Neurolgist. Although, it has been suggested that an asthmatic drug, albuterol, can be beneficial to your MS……..

2 years ago

Thanks @stumbler I Will have a look into this .


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