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Medications for Transverse Myelitis

What is Transverse Myelitis:  Transverse Myelitis (TM) is a disorder caused by inflammation of the spinal cord. It is characterized by symptoms and signs of neurologic dysfunction in motor and sensory tracts on both sides of the spinal cord. The involvement of motor and sensory control pathways frequently produce altered sensation, weakness and sometimes urinary or bowel dysfunction.

Medications to treat Transverse Myelitis

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
gabapentin Off Label C N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: gabapentin systemic

Drug class: gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs

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Off Label: Yes

 
acetaminophen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics

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Flanax Pain Reliever C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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ibuprofen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Brand name:  Proprinal

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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methylprednisolone C N Add review Rate

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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naproxen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Brand name:  Flanax Pain Reliever

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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Proprinal C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

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sertraline Off Label C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sertraline systemic

Drug class: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

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Off Label: Yes

 
dexamethasone C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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