FDA continues to investigate possible Gilenya link to PML

Gilenya, or Fingolimod, is the first approved oral disease modifying drug for MS.
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FDA continues to investigate possible Gilenya link to PML

Post by MSUK » 5 years ago

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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Post by ariehs » 5 years ago

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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Post by CaliReader » 5 years ago

See this thread, discussing the details.

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

http://www.thisisms.com/forum/gilenya-f ... 22750.html

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