FDA continues to investigate possible Gilenya link to PML

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

FDA continues to investigate possible Gilenya link to PML

Postby MSUK » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:17 am

FDA continues to investigate possible MS drug Gilenya link to brain infection death

The FDA is continuing to investigate a possible link between the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya (fingolimod) and a case of a rare brain infection in a European patient.

The patient took the drug for nearly 8 months before being diagnosed with the brain infection. The FDA issued an alert at the end of August to inform the public of its investigation....... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/gilenya
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Re: FDA continues to investigate possible Gilenya link to PM

Postby ariehs » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:26 am

Do you know if the patient had ever been on tysabri? I (along with many others) was on tysabri for quite some time before switching to Gilenya.
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Re: FDA continues to investigate possible Gilenya link to PM

Postby CaliReader » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:32 pm

See this thread, discussing the details.

Yes, additional immune suppressing drugs, but no not Tysabri. I won't be taking steroids while on Gilenya.

gilenya-f43/topic22750.html
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