Tuesday January 16th 2018

Athlete’s foot cream could also treat multiple sclerosis

Conclusion This laboratory and mouse study has identified two drugs currently used for skin conditions – miconazole and clobetasol – that showed promise for treatment of conditions caused by myelin damage, such as MS. If a drug is already licensed for another condition in humans, this can make progress to human trials quicker if it is going to be given at a similar dose and in the same way. However, as the researchers point out, these two drugs are licensed for use on the skin – not to be taken orally or injected into the system. This means more work will be needed to ensure the drugs are safe enough to be used in this way in humans. The drugs’ chemical structures may need to be modified to make them work efficiently and reduce side effects. Existing MS treatments act by dampening d…

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