There is no known cure for MG
MG affects each person differently
There is no known cure for MG, but there are effective treatments that allow many-but not all-people with MG to lead full lives. Although the treatments will not cure MG, patients may have significant improvement in their muscle weakness.
Common treatments include medications such as Mestinon® (pyridostigmine), prednisone, Cellcept® (mycophenolate mofetil), Imuran® (azathioprine), cyclosporine, and treatments such as thymectomy, plasmapheresis, and intravenous immunoglobulin (IvIg) infusions. MG may go into remission for a time, during which no treatment is necessary. Rest and a well-balanced diet can help.
MG affects each person differently requiring individualized treatment approaches and goals. Treatment decisions are based on knowledge of the natural history of MG in each patient and the predicted response to a specific form of therapy. Treatment goals are individualized according to the severity of the MG weakness, the patient's age and sex, and the degree of impairment.
There is much that can be done, but still much to understand. New drugs to improve treatments are needed. Research plays an important role in finding new answers and treatments for MG.