"Oct. 5, 2011 -- People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may soon have a second needle-free option to control their disease.
Last year, the FDA approved the first disease-modifying pill, a drug called Gilenya, to treat MS.
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GILENYA can induce bradycardia as well as AV conduction blocks (including complete AV block). The decline in heart rate usually starts within one hour of the first dose and is maximal within 6 hours in most patients [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]. In case of GILENYA overdosage, observe patients overnight with continuous ECG monitoring in a medical facility, and obtain regular measurements of blood pressure [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION].
Baseline QTc interval ≥ 500 ms
Treatment with Class Ia or Class III anti-arrhythmic drugs
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/18/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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