First oral MS drug, Gilenya, now available in UK

Gilenya, or Fingolimod, is the first approved oral disease modifying drug for MS.

First oral MS drug, Gilenya, now available in UK

Postby MSUK » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:51 pm


A new drug for multiple sclerosis that is twice as effective as the current standard treatment is now available in the UK.

Fingolimod - also known by its brand name Gilenya - is the first pill available to treat MS.

It has been licensed by the European medicines watchdog to treat patients with relapsing-remitting MS who have failed to respond to injections of beta interferon.

Studies show it reduces the relapse rate by 54% compared to untreated patients, and the progression of disability by 30%.. Read More - ... ageid/1309
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