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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Fingolimod
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0.5mg
BRAND LISTING - Gilenya (Fingolimod)
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.5mg

GILENYA (FINGOLIMOD)

Gilenya Description

Gilenya is a disease-modifying drug that is prescribed to reduce the rate of relapses in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Gilenya (Fingolimod) is usually recommended when other treatments have failed to produce a decrease in the number of MS flare-ups that occur for some people and can allow you much more comfort. Your first dose may be given under supervision by a qualified healthcare worker to monitor your heart as this drug can cause a drop in your heart rate.

How Gilenya Can Help to Reduce Your MS Flare-Ups

When taken orally as directed, Gilenya works to decrease the amount of lymphocytes circulating in your blood. There is a network of lymph nodes in your immune system that contain lymphocytes, usually thought of as being helpful. However, for those with MS, these lymphocytes can turn on your immune system and start assaulting your central nervous system (CNS). By lowering the lymphocyte numbers, your relapses should be fewer. Gilenya is not a cure for multiple sclerosis, but it has shown to be helpful in reducing the symptoms.

Conditions Treated by Gilenya

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects your central nervous system by attacking your nerve fibers and their protective covering called myelin. As the fibers become exposed, your nerve impulses are interrupted and symptoms appear, such as muscle spasms or weakness, dizziness, tremors, fatigue, and vision problems. An MS relapse can occur as new damage in your brain or spinal cord disrupts the nerve signals and you may experience new or returning symptoms. These relapses can last more than 24 hours.

Before Gilenya is Prescribed

Discuss your medical history with your doctor so it can be determined if Gilenya is the right drug for your situation. Provide a list of all current OTC and Rx medicine you are taking, including homeopathic remedies and vitamin supplements to make sure that taking Gilenya will not cause any adverse reactions. Until you know how your body will react to Gilenya, avoid any tasks that may be risky.

Gilenya Precautions

During the course of taking Gilenya, your doctor may advise that you to use adequate birth control to avoid possible harmful effects to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant and do not nurse your baby as Gilenya does pass into breast milk. Keep all meds out of children’s reach and never share them with anyone else.

Possible Side Effects of Gilenya

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Back pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Change in heart rate
  • Stomach/abdominal pain

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