Frequently Asked Questions

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Have questions about GILENYA? You've come to the right place

Ahhh, questions. You probably have a few (that's why you're here, right?). These are some of the top questions we hear from people who are thinking about starting on GILENYA®. We hope these answers help.

If you don't see what you're looking for, we encourage you to visit the Let's Talk tab on the GILENYA Facebook page. There, you'll find a place to submit your questions, get some answers, and connect with other people living with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS).

You say GILENYA is an effective MS treatment for relapsing MS. Where's the proof?

Besides the fact that it's the first once-daily* MS pill for relapsing MS, why else might GILENYA be right for me?

I'm curious about GILENYA as a possible relapsing MS treatment. Any tips on how to ask my doctor about it?

If GILENYA is a tested and proven relapsing MS treatment, why do I need to be monitored for 6 hours?

What do I need to know about the effect of GILENYA on the heart?

What do I need to know about GILENYA and effects on my vision?

If I get the OK from my doctor, and I start GILENYA, what happens on day 2?

Tell me a bit more about the GILENYA Care Team. How can they help me?

I've heard that most eligible people paid a $0 prescription co-pay for GILENYA.|| How do I know if I'm eligible?

Hey! I have a question, but I'm not seeing the answer here.

*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.

Disability progression was measured every 3 months.

T2 and T1 gadolinium-enhanced MRIs allow doctors to see signs of MS disease activity.

§Excludes public holidays. In the event of an urgent, non-emergency issue after hours, you can leave a message at the call center and a GILENYA Care Team member will return your call within approximately 30 minutes.

||In 2013, 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. This offer is not valid for prescriptions 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. This program is subject to termination or modification at any time.

Avonex is a registered trademark of Biogen Idec.

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Make sure your voice is heard. We love that you want to say "Take This!" to 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 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

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  • 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.

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