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

Gilenya rebound

It may be harder stopping fingolimod (Gilenya) than starting it
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Neurologists from Florence in Italy have reported the histories of a series of six people with MS who had to stop fingolimod (Gilenya) treatment for MS. All commenced an alternative disease-modifying drug when stopping, however within three months of stopping, five returned to pre-treatment levels of disease activity, and one experienced a rebound, that is the ...
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My Gilenya First Dose Experience

I took my first does of Gilenya at 8am yesterday morning. I was being monitored at a Concentra Immediate Care center. I wasn't sure what to expect, but was happy to see I wouldn't' be hooked up to a heart monitor or anything. With my anxiety, I'm sure i would have been watching that thing like a hawk! They started off with an EKG, then did checked my heart rate and blood pressure both sitting ...
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Gilenya and Erectile Disfunction

Since being diagnosed I've had a varying mild-to-moderate case of ED and anorgasmia. I tried cialis and viagra to treat, and while they certainly worked, I always found it difficult to get the timing right - which just added more stress to a stressful symptom.

Since starting Gilenya, I've felt like I was on one of those two constantly. None of the headache side-effects (at least, not as sever), but both the ED and anorgasmia ...
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Physical benefits on Gilenya

i have been on gilenya for a month(30) days so far, I am not feeling any differences besides maybe a little more energy.

so my question is, what are some physical benefits other people are feeling?
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Gilena (Fingolimod) levels of phosphatase

Hi there

I was wondering if anybody on Gilena (Fingolimod) has has experienced high levels of alpha phosphatase ALP.
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Gilenya & Pregnancy

I've been off Gilenya for a few months, in the hopes of starting a family.

We've been unsuccessful thus far. I've been fine, off the medicine, and then I wake up this morning and portions of the left side of my face are numb.

Has anyone on here been successful in having a baby after having been on Gilenya?
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Gilenya reduces brain loss in Multiple Sclerosis patients


Pooled data from two large Phase III studies have demonstrated a significant early treatment effect of Novartis' multiple sclerosis pill Gilenya on relapses and MRI outcomes, including brain volume loss.

The data, presented at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) congress in Lyons, France, shows that treatment with Gilenya (fingolimod) led to significant benefits on relapse-related outcomes within the first three months and on brain volume loss by six ...
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Scottish MS patients finally given access to oral MS drug

Scottish MS patients finally given access to oral MS drug Gilenya®


The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has today announced that Gilenya® (fingolimod), the world’s first pill for the treatment of highly active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), has now been approved for restricted use within NHS Scotland.

Today’s decision means that people with highly active RRMS not responding to treatment with first-line interferon injections now have the option of switching to fingolimod as their next ...
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Rethink on MS pill Gilenya gives hope to Scots sufferers


Multiple sclerosis sufferers in Scotland will learn today if the world’s first oral pill to alleviate symptoms of the condition is to be prescribed on the NHS.

The drug, Fingolimod, is already available to MS patients in England and Wales after being approved by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in March. But the Scottish Medicines Consortium, which evaluates drugs for use in Scotland and ruled earlier this year that it did not provide ...
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