Gilenya is a prescription medication that is used to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). Gilenya contains the immunosuppressant fingolimod and works to treat MS by keeping the immune cells trapped so they are unable to reach the brain or spinal cord. This medication does not cure MS but can help to decrease the frequency of symptoms.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Gilenya include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of fingolimod:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Gilenya?
Speak to your doctor immediately. You may need to take your next dose under medical observation.
What is the strength of Gilenya?
Gilenya is available in a strength of 0.5mg.