- Ted harada. Drugs: anesthetics, basiliximab, methylprednisolone, prednisone, tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil.
- Ernie Schmid. Drugs: various glucocorticoids.
- Paul Aiken. Drugs: local anesthetics, Kenalog, dexamethasone.
- Louis Savain's wife. Drugs: anesthetics, dexamethasone.
Important: There are several ALS variants caused by different mutations. Not every ALS patient will see improvements from dexamethasone or prednisone or any one drug. But I believe that many will. Those who don't see any improvements should not despair. The immune system is vast and complex. It is likely that their particular form of ALS affects a different part of the immune system. Other types of anti-inflammatory drugs or a complex cocktail of drugs may do the trick.See Also:
Another reason that some PALS may not respond successfully to anti-inflammatory drugs has to do with drug penetration. Inflammation and other factors may prevent the drugs from reaching areas of the CNS where there are needed the most. Such patients may require direct injections into their brainstem and/or spine.
Anesthetics and Glucocorticoids for ALS