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Bexarotene is used to treat skin cancer and was tested as a treatment for MS. Phase 2 clinical trial results showed that bexarotene can repair myelin in humans. However, bexarotene will not be taken forward as participants in the trial experienced some serious side effects.
Phenytoin is already used to treat epilepsy. In a phase 2 clinical trial, phenytoin reduced damage to the back of the eye (retina) by 30% compared with placebo. This suggests it could help to protect nerves from damage.