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When and How to Take Fingolimod

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with this drug include the following:
  • This medication comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • This drug can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it seems to bother your stomach.
  • The very first time you take this medicine, you will be in a medical facility where a healthcare provider can monitor you for at least six hours to make sure your heart rate is not dropping too low. In some cases you may need to be monitored overnight.


  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Storage Information

Fingolimod should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is not available in generic form (see Generic Gilenya for more information).

Who Makes Fingolimod?

This medication is made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Available Strengths

This medication comes in one strength -- fingolimod 0.5-mg capsules.
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