Steps to Starting

Starting GILENYA

Call your health care professional now, and fill out the form—it only takes a few minutes

Now that you have tools to get started on GILENYA® (see the Start GILENYA section), you're ready to make an appointment with your neurologist or health care professional and tell them you want to know more about GILENYA.

You'll want to bring the form, called the GILENYA Start Form, to get started, and have your health care professional fill it out:

  • The top part is for you to complete (along with your signature and date)
  • The rest is for your health care professional to fill out

With this form, you're one step closer to asking your health care professional if GILENYA is right for you. It only takes a few minutes and can help you have a great conversation with your health care professional.

Download and print the GILENYA Start Form.

Four steps to starting GILENYA

Starting GILENYA says something. It says you're taking a treatment that combines proven efficacy to cut multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses in half vs Avonex®, in a once-a-day* pill. Studies showed that GILENYA reduced the frequency of relapses by 52% in a 1-year study vs Avonex, and by 54% in a 2-year study vs placebo.

Ready to begin treatment? Follow these four steps to get started.

*GILENYA can result in a slow heart rate when first taken. You will be observed by a health care professional for at least 6 hours after you take your first dose. You may need to repeat this monitoring if you miss a dose.

In 2015, most eligible patients paid a $0 co-pay. Call 1-800-GILENYA for details. People for whom GILENYA has been prescribed are required to report any benefits they receive through the GILENYA Prescription Co-Pay Support Program to their commercial insurance company. Limitations apply. Valid only for those with commercial insurance. Offer not valid under Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state program. Not valid for cash-paying patients, where product is not covered by patient's commercial insurance, or where plan reimburses you for entire cost of your prescription drug. Offer is not valid where prohibited by law. Valid only in the US and Puerto Rico. This program is not health insurance. Offer may not be combined with any other rebate, coupon, or offer. This program is subject to termination or modification at any time.

Free to eligible commercially insured and uninsured patients. Medicare is accepted at most GAN medical facilities. There is a cash-pay option for residents of MA, MI, or RI. This offer is not valid for medical assessments for which payment may be made in whole or in part under federal or state health programs, including but not limited to Medicare or Medicaid, or for residents of MA, MI, or RI. This program is subject to termination or modification at any time.

§Free to eligible commercially insured and uninsured patients.

||Medical co-pay support for covered initial assessments/examinations or for First-Dose Observations (FDO) is provided without regard to whether the patient continues on with GILENYA therapy. People for whom GILENYA has been prescribed are required to report any benefits they receive under the GILENYA Medical Co-Pay Support Program to their insurance company. This offer is not valid for prescriptions and medical assessments for which payment may be made in whole or in part under federal or state health programs, including but not limited to Medicare or Medicaid, or for residents of MA, MI, or RI. Valid only for those with commercial insurance. This program is subject to termination or modification at any time.

Eye exams are available in select GILENYA@Home and GILENYA@Medical Facility markets.

Avonex is a registered trademark of Biogen.

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Speak up and share your message. Tell multiple sclerosis (MS) how you really feel by posting your message on our "HEY MS" message board.

Make sure your voice is heard. We love that you want to say "Take This!" to relapsing MS, but there are still some words even we can't use—words that might not be appropriate. They're defined in the Community Guidelines below. But have no fear; we'll give you a heads up if you use any problematic words by highlighting them after you hit submit. So, go for it, and tell relapsing MS how you really feel!

  • Do not include medical advice or any non-approved use of GILENYA

  • No profane, indecent, or inappropriate language in your message or image, please (a no-no)

  • Avoid using your full name and/or e-mail address in your message, so this personal information remains private and protected

  • Do not include spam, such as links to or URLs for other websites or social networks in your message

  • Refrain from sharing any treatment and/or dosage information, as well as names of specific medicines (brand name or generic) and product manufacturers

  • Avoid mention of side effects from GILENYA. We take drug product safety seriously. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call
    1-800-FDA-1088

Please note that in order to comply with our Community Guidelines as well as the FDA's Prescription Drug Advertising Guidelines, your statement may be subject to modification, while maintaining the spirit of your message. Your photo and statement may be used in other GILENYA marketing materials