Current treatments and therapies

There is currently no cure for DMD, but treatments and therapies can help to ease the symptoms. We're working to bring more effective treatments to patients by funding research and accelerating the drug development process.

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Approved treatments in the UK

The following medications can be prescribed to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy and some of the complications of the disease. Not all treatments are suitable for every patient or for every stage of DMD, so speak to your doctor about your/your child's needs.

Treatments approved outside the UK

Different countries have different medicine and healthcare regulatory agencies, so some treatments that have not been approved for use in the UK are available elsewhere.

Supporting therapies for DMD

Supporting therapies and technology can improve the quality of life of those living with DMD and ease the symptoms of the disease.

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Treatments in the pipeline

There is currently no cure for Duchenne, but there is hope. We are at the forefront of advancing treatments and care for everyone affected by the disease.

Find out more about the research that Duchenne UK is funding to bring better treatments to patients, faster.

Find out about our research

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