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Gilenya 0.5mg 28 capsule

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What Fingolimod hcl is used for:

  • Fingolimod hcl is used to treat relapsing forms or severe rapidly progressing cases of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Do not take Fingolimod hcl:

  • If you’re allergic to the active substances or any other component of this medicine.
  • If you have had a heart attack, unstable angina, stroke or mini-stroke or certain types of heart failure in the last 6 months.
  • If have certain types of irregular or abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia) or heart rhythm.
  • If you have a heart rhythm problem that needs treatment with certain medicines.
  • If you are at risk of having infections due to decreased immunity.

Warnings and precautions:

  • Talk to your doctor about all your medical conditions before taking this medicine including:
  • If you have any heart problems including irregular heartbeat or rhythm.
  • If you have a history of stroke or mini-stroke.
  • If you have a history of repeated fainting (syncope).
  • If you have a fever or infection, or you are unable to fight infections due to a disease or medicines that lower your immune system.
  • If you recently received a vaccine or are scheduled to receive a vaccine.
  • If you have eye problems.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have breathing problems, including during your sleep.
  • If you have liver problems.
  • If you have high blood pressure.
  • If you have certain types of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or melanoma.
  • After the first dose of Fingolimod hcl, a transient decrease in heart rate may be observed.
  • As a result, you may feel dizzy or tired, or be consciously aware of your heartbeat, or your blood pressure may drop.
  • This medicine puts you at risk of having infections easily.

Possible side effects:

  • Stop using this product and seek immediate medical help if you develop rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Serious side effects:

  • Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Liver damage
  • Swelling of the blood vessels in your brain called PRES (Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome) where you experience headache and confusion
  • Trouble breathing
  • A problem with your vision called macular edema
  • Types of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and melanoma
  • High blood pressure

Other medicines and Fingolimod hcl:

  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking.
  • Medications that interact with Fingolimod hcl include:
  • Medicines that decrease your immunity
  • Corticosteroids
  • Medicines that affect your heartbeats or heart rhythm
  • Drugs for seizures
  • Some anti-infectives (ketoconazole, azole antifungals, clarithromycin)
  • Vaccines

How to take Fingolimod hcl :

  • This medicine is intended for adults and children 10 years of age and older.
  • Take this medicine as indicated by your doctor.
  • The usual recommended dose for adults is one 0.5 mg capsule daily.
  • For children and adolescents with body weight equal to or below 40 kg, the recommended dose is one 0.25 mg capsule per day.
  • For children and adolescents with body weight above 40 kg, the recommended dose is one 0.5 mg capsule per day.

How to store Fingolimod hcl :

  • Store at room temperature 68 to 77°F (20 to 25°C).
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the package.
  • The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

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  • Manufacturer: Gilenya
  • Product form: Capsules
  • Ingredients: Fingolimod Hcl