Anyone went on Gilenya after 5 years on Copaxone?

Wondering if anyone out there can fill me in on Gilenya.


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  • Erin Rush moderator
    10 months ago

    Hi @bratty1! In addition to the great information caya1430 offered, I just wanted to include some safety and side effects information — https://multiplesclerosis.net/treatment/gilenya/side-effects-safety-profile-review/. Hopefully, your doctor will be available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about this treatment. And here is the information on the copay program caya1430 mentioned — http://www.gilenya.com/c/ms-pill/co-pay. Please note that by offering this link, I am in no way recommending this treatment, I just thought I could save you the time in finding it! I hope this helps and good luck! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

  • caya1430
    11 months ago

    I started on Gilenya early this year in May, and I’ve been doing really well with no side effects. My blood work came back normal and my vision has not been affected. It’s very low maintenance and a once a day dose. I was observed for six hours at a clinic when taking my first dose to monitor heart rate and blood pressure. That’s it. Also, make sure you take advantage of the $0 copay offered by the pharmaceutical Novartis.

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