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Prokarin (also known as Procarin) is a patented alternative medicine that consists of a mixture of histamine and caffeine. It is marketed as a treatment for multiple sclerosis, but there is no good medical evidence of its safety or effectiveness.[1] The drug lacks any plausible basis in science and is very expensive.[2]

Quackwatch lists Prokarin as one of the multiple sclerosis "cures" that people need to be wary of.[2]


  1. ^ Tejani AM, Wasdell M, Spiwak R, Rowell G, Nathwani S (2012). "Carnitine for fatigue in multiple sclerosis". Cochrane Database Syst Rev (Systematic review). 5: CD007280. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007280.pub3. PMID 22592719. 
  2. ^ a b Barrett S (15 May 2012). "Be Wary of Multiple Sclerosis "Cures"". Quackwatch. Retrieved November 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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