Gilenya

Active Ingredient(s): Fingolimod
FDA Approved: * September 21, 2010
Pharm Company: * NOVARTIS
Category: Multiple Sclerosis

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Gilenya Overview

Fingolimod (INN, trade name Gilenya, Novartis) is an immunomodulating drug, mostly used for treating multiple sclerosis (MS).[1] It has reduced the rate of relapses in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis by approximately one-half over a two-year period.[2] Fingolimod is a sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulator, which sequesters lymphocytes in lymph nodes, preventing them from contributing to an autoimmune reaction. Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Adverse e...

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starting Gilenya have some questions

I will be starting Gilenya in May. I have a 3 month washout period from Tysabri. I will be on Copaxone for 2 months. I was wondering how long it took to start Gilenya from the time they put the paperwork in. The nurse said must have aall the prereqisites done foirst not more than 1 month before and they will put paper work in 2 weeks before i am to start. Does this sound right. Thanks laurie f ## Gilenya contains the active ingredient Fingolimid, it is used to treat relapsing MS. It may cause some problematic side effects, such as: slow heart rate, headache, head cold and fatigue. As to the paperwork, the pre-requisites are actually more to do with your insurance/coverage than anything else, so I am afraid that I don't know anything about that. This medication has been FDA approved,...

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Hi, I had been on Copaxone since diagnosis 01/2004 but it made me gain weight (35lbs.) and 6" in my breasts. After spinal surgery I had to switch. I'm frightened, though, because like the side effects with Copaxone they were unlikely and not even discussed when I started the therapy. ## Did you discuss it with your doctor? They shouldn't have a problem with you asking them about the side effects and discussing your concerns. Gilenya contains the active ingredient Fingolimod and the most common side effects may include: nausea, headache, head cold and fatigue. You can learn more about it here:

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Fingolimod
  • Capsule: 0.25mg, 0.5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Gilenya: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0078-0607 Gilenya 0.5 mg Oral Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0965 Gilenya .25 mg Oral Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Other drugs which contain Fingolimod or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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