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Gilenya vs. Tysabri for MS

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Gilenya

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Rating: 4 out of 5
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Fingolimod (International Nonproprietary Name, codenamed FTY720, trade name Gilenya) is an Immunomodulating drug. In 2010 and 2011 it was approved for treating multiple sclerosis in USA/Russia and Europe/Canada/Australia respectively... Read more on Wikipedia
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it when it's available (not stopping Tysabri earlier cos...
...years - but I've responded really well to Tysabri, so still undecided. Fingolimod looked to be the best option to switch ...then considering it when it's available (not stopping Tysabri earlier ...
Tysabri as soon as possible. The drug has been working well...
...have been on Gilenya for just about ...to switch back to Tysabri as soon as possible. The drug has been working well (no new lesions), ...just prior to Gilenya - with no side effects and no n...
Neuro says.That and the fact that Tysabri has really worked...
Gilenya is just 60% as effective as Tysabri. ...what my Neuro says.That and the fact that Tysabri has really worked for m...
spring. I love Tysabri but I'm almost at the 25 infusion...
...newly diagnosed I would choose Gilenya over Tysabri. Yes, ...us how you do. I'm on Tysabri now but will likely be switching to Gilenya in the spring. I love Tysabri but I'm almost at the...
Hi SP Tysabri was abosutley the best treatment I had EVER...
...SP Tysabri was abosutley the best treatment I had ...I honestly felt MS free when I was on Tysabri. I am currently taking Gilenya which is also a very good treatment but Tysabri was the hight ...
as tysabri wasn't working and then I started reacting. Been...
...as tysabri wasn't working and then I started reacting. Been on it 17 months now and it's actually working haha. No side effects and since it kicked in and started working, I've now only...
Tysabri stresses me a bit,so I'm glad that Gilenya...
...been on Gilenya for nearly a year and am doing well.I have ...My neuro did say that if  Gilenya didn't work then I could have Tysabri.Taking Tysabri stresses me a bit,so I'm glad that...
what the first symptoms of a tysabri-gilenya pml? and...
...if known? how long was tysabri used before gilenya? how long was gilenya used before pml symptoms started ...like to know what the first symptoms of a tysabri-gilenya pml? and how much dama...
a needle, but only once a month. It is the most effective...
...does involve a needle, but only once a month. It is the most effective dmd. Fingolimod is slightly less effective and more expensive....
health wise. For me, it is for sure THE med that works...
...it isn't 100%. Gilenya is less effective than Tysabri (reduces ...vs 70% for Tysabri), but safer health wise. For me, it is for sure THE med that works \"for me\". No side effects at all, and...
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