When Should Gilenya Be Avoided?
Who Should Not Take Gilenya?
You should not take Gilenya if you:
- Had a heart attack, stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke"), or unstable angina (a type of chest pain) in the past six months.
- Had moderate-to-severe heart failure (Class III or IV heart failure) or worsening heart failure that required you to be hospitalized in the past six months.
- Have certain types of heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias), such as second- or third-degree heart block or sick sinus syndrome, and do not have a functioning pacemaker.
- Had prolonged QT (a change in the heart's normal rhythm) on an electrocardiogram (ECG) just prior to starting Gilenya.
- Are taking class Ia or III arrhythmia medications (see Gilenya Drug Interactions).
- Are allergic to Gilenya, fingolimod, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.