What is Fingolimod Clinical Trial?

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FTY720 is the name used during clinical trials for the drug fingolimod. On September 22, 2010, fingolimod became the first oral disease modifying drug approved by the FDA as Gilenya to reduce relapses and delay disability progression in patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Multiple Sclerosis 38 49
Participate in clinical trial 13 17
Transplant rejection prevention 2 3
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 1 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 7
Mild 22
None 32

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fingolimod Clinical Trial

Side effect Patients
Heart rate low (bradycardia) 4
Nausea 4
Hair loss 3
Acid reflux 2
Diarrhea 2
Flatulence 2

Show all 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Fingolimod Clinical Trial

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Fingolimod Clinical Trial

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 8
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 5
Side effects too severe 3
Personal research 1
See all 22 patients who’ve stopped using Fingolimod Clinical Trial

Duration

Currently using Fingolimod Clinical Trial

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped using Fingolimod Clinical Trial

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 61
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 51
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 41
Not specified 20
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6 patient evaluations for Fingolimod Clinical Trial

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AK_Drifter
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Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

See AK_Drifter's full Fingolimod Clinical Trial history

Jan 24, 2011 (Started Oct 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Trial from Oct 08-Jan 11. Easy oral med to take (no shots!). Little to no side effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 8, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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JesswithMS
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JesswithMS
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

See JesswithMS's full Fingolimod Clinical Trial history

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Oct 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Flatulence, Heart rate low (bradycardia), Lightheadedness, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Acid reflux, Nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't know if I was really on the real drug or not, but it has been a very positive experience for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Flatulence, Heart rate low (bradycardia), Nausea, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Fatigue, Acid reflux

Mar 22, 2010 (Started Oct 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Flatulence, Heart rate low (bradycardia), Lightheadedness, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Acid reflux, Nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I am in a two year double blind placebo study for this drug. I truly feel I am taking the real medicine. It has enabled me to literally start living my life again. I have relapsed while taking this drug, however, the relapses themselves have so mild, I have not needed IV steroids. In the past, while on other DMDs, I would have certainly needed the IV steroids. I am really looking forward to this drug getting FDA approved so others will hopefully have the wonderful benefits I have had.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Flatulence, Heart rate low (bradycardia), Nausea, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Fatigue, Acid reflux

Feb 13, 2009 (Started Oct 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Flatulence, Heart rate low (bradycardia), Lightheadedness, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Acid reflux, Nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: For now and for me this drug may be a blessings, especially financially. It has come at a great time when I was out of options for DMDs with the exception of chemo and I wasn't ready or willing to do that. My advice for everyone who is thinking or doing a drug study, make sure you keep a journal, it is truly beneficial.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Flatulence, Heart rate low (bradycardia), Nausea, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Fatigue, Acid reflux

Oct 3, 2008 (Started Oct 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Flatulence, Heart rate low (bradycardia), Lightheadedness, Dizziness, Acid reflux, Nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a phase 3 drug study and is not approved by the FDA yet. Will keep a journal for those who may be interested in starting this treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Flatulence, Heart rate low (bradycardia), Nausea, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Fatigue, Acid reflux

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shenannigans99
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shenannigans99
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

See shenannigans99's full Fingolimod Clinical Trial history

Aug 3, 2010 (Started Oct 29, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Participate in clinical trial)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I LOVE not having to do injections anymore. I am in my 2nd year and was told at my last visit that my visits will continue until drug approval or if I should have a major reaction that has been reported, such as macular degeneration. So far, this has been wonderful!!

  • 1 helpful mark
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