Understanding MS

To understand how MAVENCLAD® works, let’s refresh your understanding of what happens in MS.



In people with MS, the immune system attacks the protective covering of the nerves (known as myelin), causing inflammation and damage that can lead to the symptoms of MS. There are several different types of immune cells in the body’s immune system. In MS, the types of immune cells that attack the nerves are called T cells and B cells (also known as lymphocytes).


Nerve cell affected by MS


MAVENCLAD acts in a specific way on T and B lymphocytes (types of white blood cells) to reduce inflammation in your body caused by MS.

MS is a life-long condition that presently can be treated but not cured. Appropriate therapy may be used to reduce the number and severity of clinical exacerbations, and to slow progression of disability.


MAVENCLAD is a trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany or its affiliates.



Preparing for MS appointments

It’s not always easy to talk to your doctor or nurse about how you are feeling.












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