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Old 10-07-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Is anyone taking Gilenya? After 7 years I am finally going to start taking a DMD. At this point the one I am most interested in is Gilenya. I am scared to death of needles which is why this medication peaks my interest. It's to the point of nearly passing out just thinking about giving myself injections or even someone else giving them to me. I've read the promotional material about Gilenya, but just wanted to about people's experiences with it. Good? Bad? Side effects? Results? FYI- Money isn't an issue. . .it's covered completely by my insurance (as are all the other options) so that won't be a factor in my decision.

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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Re: Gilenya

If you are considering an oral DMD, Aubagio is not as effective on relapse rates as Gilenya, it's free of its longer-term side effects. I noted it in an earlier thread. Both of these oral DMDs have black box warnings and the efficacy rates are below that of the existing injection DMDs.

If Oral is your route, Aubagio is free of long-term side effects.
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