How many years can you take Gilenya? Continuous Use of Gilenya for Up to 3 Years Can Lead to 50% Drop in Annual Relapse Rates, Real-world Study Says.
Is it better to just not take Gilenya? Gilenya treatment may have to be stopped for reasons such as adverse drug reactions, planned or unplanned pregnancy, or because the medicine is not working. However, patients should not stop taking it without first talking to their prescribers, as stopping treatment can lead to worsening MS symptoms.
Does Gilenya make your hair fall out? Hair loss was a side effect reported with Gilenya use. In clinical studies of people with MS, 3% of people who took Gilenya had hair loss during treatment. This was compared to 2% of people who took a placebo. If you’re concerned about hair loss with Gilenya use, talk with your doctor.
How does Gilenya work for MS? How does Gilenya work? Gilenya binds to the surface of white blood cells (lymphocytes) in the blood, and these cells are then trapped in the lymph glands, which prevents the lymphocytes from crossing into the central nervous system and causing inflammation and damage.