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GILENYA 0.5mg TAB  indications ?

GILENYA  0.5 mg tab is indicated for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults and children who are at least 10 years old ,it will only decrease the frequency of relapse symptoms. this drug is  currently being studied for administration in patients infected with covid-19 the disease caused by infection with the SARS-COV-2 virus , with a high risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome ,the clinical trials are currently underway.

Drug class of GILENYA 0.5mg TAB

 Gilenya  0.5 mg Selective immunosuppressive agents are drugs that suppress the immune system due to a selective point of action. They are used to reduce the risk of rejection in organ transplants, in autoimmune diseases and can be use as cancer chemotherapy . As immunosuppressive agents lower the immunity there is increased risk of infection

 GILENYA 0.5 mg TAB Active ingredient? 

fingolimod  is used to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis(MS)

 GILENYA 0.5mg TAB D0sage forms 

-0.25 mg hard capsules ,it is a recommended dosage for pediatric patients (10 years old and above) , weighing less than or equal to 40kg , once daily, with or without food

-0.5 mg hard capsules t is a recommended dosage for pediatric patients (10 years old and older) ,weighing more than or equal to 40kg , once daily, with or without food

How does GILENYA 0.5 mg  tab it work?

fingolimod is a sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor is an important phospholipid  that binds to various G-protein coupled receptor which can be perform regular functions in immune , cardiovascular , pulmonary , and nervous system. fingolimod prevents the release of these lymphocytes from the lymph nodes. This stops them from moving freely into the central nervous system, where they can damage nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

 GILENYA 0.5 mg tab cause common side effect  ?

  • Flu infections.
  • Headache.
  • Cough.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Back pain.
  • slow heart rate
  • atrioventricular block
  • Decrease in the number of white blood cells in the blood 
  • Depression.
  • Dizziness.
  • Migraine.
  • Blurred vision.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Eczema.
  • Itching.
  • Hair loss.
  • Weakness or loss of strength
  • Weight loss.
  • Herpes virus infections, eg cold sores, shingles.
  • Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis).
  • Gastroenteritis.
  • Fungal infections (tinea), eg athlete’s foot, ringworm

Drug interaction with GILENYA 0.5 mg tab ?

check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medicines while having treatment with this one, to make sure that the combination is safe. the following medicines may increase the amount of gilenya 0.5 mg in the blood and could therefore increase the risk of its side effect

  • anticholinesterase medicines such as neostigmine, pyridostigmine, distigmine
  • beta-blockers such as atenolol
  • digoxin
  • diltiazem
  • ivabradine
  • pilocarpine
  • verapamil.
  • certain macrolide antbiotics such as clarithromycin or telithromycin
  • azole antifungals such as ketoconazole
  • phenobarbital
  • phenytoin

GILENYA 0.5 mg tab can be used  during pregnancy or breastfeeding ?

 fingolimod is contraindicated during pregnancy . If a woman becomes pregnant during treatment, fingolimod must be discontinued. Medical advice should be given regarding the risk of harmful effects to the foetus associated with treatment and ultrasonography examinations should be performed. women receiving Gilenya should not breastfeed.

What should I do if I forget a GILENYA 0.5 mg  dose?

skip the missed dose and call your doctor before you take the next dose. You may need to be monitored as you restart your medication. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

In case of GILENYA 0.5 mg overdose?

common symptoms when take overdose from gilenya may include , slowed or irregular heartbeat , seizure,  trouble breathing, or can’t be awakened, immediately call emergency services

What should I know about storage of GILENYA 0.5 mg ?

Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture , and out of reach of children.














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