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Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Fingolimod Drug Information
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Fingolimod is used to treat multiple sclerosis-MS. It is not a cure for MS but it is thought to help by preventing immune system cells (lymphocytes) from attacking the nerves in your brain and spinal cord. It helps decrease the number of episodes of worsening and may prevent or delay disability.
How to Use Fingolimod
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking fingolimod and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Before starting fingolimod, your doctor will do medical/laboratory tests (such as complete blood count, blood pressure, EKG, pulse, eye exam) to monitor for side effects. Take Fingolimod by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. You will be monitored for at least 6 hours after the first dose to make sure your heartbeat does not go too slow. A very slow heartbeat increases the risk for a serious heart rhythm problem (QT prolongation in the EKG). Tell your doctor if you have low levels of magnesium/potassium in the blood, personal or family history of QT prolongation in the EKG, family history of sudden cardiac death, or heart failure. Also tell your doctor if you are taking other drugs that can slow down your heartbeat or affect heart rhythm (such as causing QT prolongation in the EKG). See also Drug Interactions section. If your doctor temporarily stops your fingolimod, you may need to be heartbeat-monitored again for at least 6 hours after you restart Fingolimod. Children who have their dosage increased may also need to be monitored again for 6 hours. Ask your doctor for details. Do not stop taking Fingolimod without consulting your doctor. Your condition may become worse when Fingolimod is stopped. Tell your doctor right away if your MS symptoms are much worse after stopping fingolimod. The Dosage of Fingolimod is based on your age and weight. Do not increase your dose or use Fingolimod more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Take Fingolimod regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Tell your doctor if your condition gets worse.
See also How to Use section. Before taking fingolimod, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Fingolimod may contain inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Fingolimod, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,heart problems (such as slow/irregular heartbeat, heart failure, previous heart attack, chest pain, QT prolongation in the EKG), stroke/mini-stroke, high blood pressure, breathing problems (such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, sleep apnea), current/recent/returning infection (including hepatitis and tuberculosis), diabetes, fainting, certain eye problems (macular edema, uveitis), liver disease. Fingolimod can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details. Tell your doctor your vaccine history and ask if you need to get any vaccines before starting treatment with Fingolimod. Tell your health care professional that you are using fingolimod before having any immunizations/vaccinations. Avoid getting a live vaccine for 2 months after the last dose of Fingolimod. Avoid contact with people who have recently received live vaccines (such as flu vaccine inhaled through the nose). Fingolimod may increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Your doctor may direct you to avoid phototherapy while you use Fingolimod. Ask your doctor for details. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not become pregnant while taking fingolimod. Fingolimod may harm an unborn baby. Your doctor should order a pregnancy test before you start Fingolimod. Ask about reliable forms of birth control while taking Fingolimod and for 2 months after stopping treatment. If you become pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of Fingolimod. It is unknown if Fingolimod passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using Fingolimod is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
It is very important to follow your treatment regimen exactly. Ask your doctor ahead of time what you should do If you miss a dose of Fingolimod of fingolimod. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.drugs that slow down your heartbeat (including digoxin, beta-blockers such as atenolol/metoprolol, calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem/verapamil), certain drugs for irregular heartbeat (including amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, dronedarone, ibutilide, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol), other drugs that weaken the immune system/increase the risk of infection (such as natalizumab, rituximab).
Fingolimod Side Effects
Cough, headache, back pain, or diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that Fingolimod has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Fingolimod do not have serious side effects. Fingolimod may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high. Fingolimod may rarely cause serious liver disease. Tell your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of liver disease,nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine. Fingolimod may increase the risk of skin cancer and lymphoma. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any new or changing skin growths/moles, or swollen lymph nodes. Fingolimod can weaken your immune system/increase the risk of infection while you are taking it and for 2 months after your last dose. You may be more likely to get a serious (possibly fatal) infection (such as bronchitis, pneumonia, herpes). Tell your doctor right away if you develop any signs of infection (such as cough/sore throat that doesn't go away, fever/chills, cold/flu symptoms, sores, or blisters). Do not start fingolimod if you already have an infection. Fingolimod may increase your risk of getting a rare but very serious (possibly fatal) brain infection (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy-PML). Symptoms of PML can seem like a worsening MS attack. Get medical help right away if you have any new or worsening symptoms that have lasted for several days, such as clumsiness or problems with strength, balance, speech, eyesight, or thinking. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects,shortness of breath, chest pain, severe dizziness/fainting, slow/irregular/pounding/fast heartbeat, unusual tiredness/weakness, eye pain/sensitivity to light, vision changes (such as blurred vision, blind spot/shadows in the center of your vision, color changes), mental changes (such as sudden confusion), seizure, sudden/severe headache. A very serious allergic reaction to Fingolimod is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Fingolimod when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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