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Gilenya Coupon - Gilenya 28 capsules of 0.5mg package
Gilenya
Specialty Drug

Fingolimod

FINGOLIMOD may help prevent relapses of multiple sclerosis. This medicine is not a cure. Compare sphingosine receptor modulators.
Gilenya Coupon - Gilenya 28 capsules of 0.5mg package

Gilenya Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Your vision and blood may be tested before and during use of this medicine.

Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you have any change in your eyesight.

After the first dose, you will be watched for at least 6 hours. Children will also be watched for at least 6 hours if their dose is increased. If you miss more than 1 dose, you may need to be watched by a health care professional when you take your next dose; do not start taking it again without talking with your doctor.

Talk with your doctor if you have not had chickenpox or the vaccine for chickenpox.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. If you are a female who can become pregnant, you should use effective birth control during your treatment with this medicine and for at least 2 months after you stop taking it. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Blurred vision

chills

cough

cough-producing mucus

diarrhea

difficult or labored breathing

dizziness

fever

general feeling of discomfort or illness

headache

joint pain

loss of appetite

muscle aches and pains

nausea

nervousness

pounding in the ears

runny nose

seizures

shivering

slow or fast heartbeat

sore throat

sweating

tightness in the chest

trouble sleeping

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

Less common

Black, tarry stools

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

chest pain or discomfort

headache, severe and throbbing

hoarseness

lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting

lower back or side pain

painful or difficult urination

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

swollen glands

unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known

Confusion

difficulty in speaking

double vision

inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles

inability to speak

slow speech

weight loss

yellow skin and eyes

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Back pain

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

stuffy nose

Less common

Decreased weight

depression

eye pain

hair loss or thinning of the hair

itching in the genitals or other skin areas

itching skin

lack or loss of strength

scaling

stomach pain

skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing

weakness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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