Gilenya | fingolimod
Drug Class: Immunomodulators
Approval Date: October, 2010
What is Gilenya and how does it work
Gilenya is an oral medication used for treating multiple sclerosis (MS). It may work by reducing the migration of white blood cells into the central nervous system. White blood cells cause inflammation and destruction of nerves in patients with MS.
What does Gilenya treat
Gilenya delays the development of physical disability caused by MS and decreases the number of MS flare-ups. Gilenya does not cure MS.
How well does Gilenya work
What are interesting facts about Gilenya
What is the dosage of Gilenya
One capsule (0.5 mg) orally once daily with or without food
Doses higher than 0.5 mg cause more adverse reactions without providing additional benefit
What are the side effects of Gilenya
Common: Headache, flu, diarrhea, back pain, elevations of liver enzymes and cough
Serious: Slow heart beat, infections, visual problems, reduced number of white blood cells, difficulty breathing
What is the cost of Gilenya
Gilenya costs $58,000 per year.
How to obtain prescription assistance for Gilenya
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