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How to Treat Neuromyelitis Optica?

Medical Treatment:
  • No cure for NMO, but treatments can help to relieve symptoms, prevent future relapses and slow down the disease progression. You may be recommended:
    • Steroids to reduce the inflammation
    • Medication to relieve your symptoms and suppress your immune systems, such as azathioprine, mycophenolate or methotrexate
    • Rituximab, a new type of medicine known as a biological, to reduce inflammation
  • Rehabilitation techniques, such as physiotherapy, can also help if you have problems with your mobility