''Research funded by MS SOc into 2 drugs already used to treat other conditions could lead to the first treatments to prevent MS from progressing. MS causes damage to myelin, and the nerves can be damaged with the body unable to repair the damage. If we can protect these nerves from further damage then hope is to slow or even half the progression. Dr Matt Craner of the University of Oxford, is investigating whether the blood-pressure drug amiloride can be used to protect the nerves from damage. Phenytoin is drug that has been used for elipsy and identified the potential to protect nerve fibres from damage. Dr Raj Kapoor at University College London is leading clinical trial.''
I picked up the above from a MS Booklet and wonder if anyone had heard of the drug amiloride and phenytoin and if it has been looked at for ALD/AMN treatment?
I am being looked after by Dr Kipps from Winchester who knows nothing about AMN and I will be seeing him in December, first visit since diagnosis in June.
May ask to be referred to the London specialists logged on recent blogs so would be interested in future trials,if any.