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Antidepressant To Help Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

The one promising drug they found was then tested in mice experiments

Ultimately, the scientists found one promising drug throughout their study. Clomipramine, an antidepressant, seemed to provide the benefits the scientists were looking for. The researchers decided to look at this drug's effect in mice experiments. They used it on mice who were suffering a disease comparable to relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in humans. In the mice, the medication worked wonders. The treatment was able to suppress the neurologic symptoms due to the disease completely. On top of that, they found that the damage done to nerves, as well as the inflammation, were all reduced from the treatment. The drug also proved beneficial in mice who had a disease similar to progressive multiple sclerosis in humans. However, it only worked if it was used immediately after the first signs of the disease surfaced. If it was given early, paralysis and other symptoms of multiple sclerosis were much less than those who didn't receive the medication.