Generic Name(s): fingolimod
Drug Class: Sphingosine Receptor Modulators
Treats: Multiple Sclerosis
Gilenya (fingolimod) is a used to treat individuals suffering from multiple sclerosis. The drug is part of the sphingosine receptor modulators drug class. Gilenya will not cure this disease.
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Gilenya helps to reduce the amount of relapses of multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is a disease that targets the central nervous system and causes problems with communication between the brain and the body.
Symptoms of multiple sclerosis include, weakness, dizziness, vision problems, numbness, walking difficulties, and more. Gilenya helps to reduce the relapses of these symptoms.
Below you will find the different uses for Gilenya:
- Multiple Sclerosis
Gilenya dosage is dependent on the individual that it is being administered to. The following dosage is an average dose and could differ among individuals. Follow your medical professional's directions for best results.
- Adults: 5mg once daily
Gilenya Side Effects
While taking Gilenya, individuals may experience different side effects. Note, not all side effects are listed here. If you experience any severe side effects, consult with your doctor immediately or seek medical attention.
More Common Gilenya Side Effects:
- Stuffy nose
- Pain around eyes/cheekbones
- Back pain
Less Common Gilenya Side Effects:
If combined with other medications, individuals may experience serious side effects. Consult with your doctor before taking Gilenya. Below is a list of drugs that have been known to interact with Gilenya. Note, this list does not include all possible drug interactions.