MS drug Gilenya may increase risk of lymphopenia

Gilenya, or Fingolimod, is the first approved oral disease modifying drug for MS.
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MS drug Gilenya may increase risk of lymphopenia

Post by MSUK » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:29 am

Studies in Sweden and Germany indicate that underweight women with multiple sclerosis who take the MS drug Gilenya (fingolimod) seem to be at increased risk for lymphopenia. The drug also poses a risk for patients who have low lymphocyte levels before they start drug treatment.

Lymphopenia (also known as lymphocytopenia) is a condition in which a person has a deficiency (penia) of lymphocytes, which are a subset of white blood cells (leukocytes). Lymphocytes, which can be T cells, B cells, or natural killer cells, play a crucial role in supporting immune system function.... Read More -

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