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How effective is fingolimod (Gilenya)?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Fingolimod cuts the frequency of MS relapses by about 50%. It is more effective than interferon beta-la for reducing relapse frequency and slowing brain inflammation and damage that can be seen on an MRI. Some studies show that it can slow disability, but a newer study does not confirm this.

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