Vumerity vs. Mayzent

Are Vumerity and Mayzent the Same Thing?

Vumerity (diroximel fumarate) and Mayzent (siponimod) are used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.

Vumerity and Mayzent belong to different drug classes. Vumerity is an immunomodulator and Mayzent is a sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor modulator.

Side effects of Vumerity and Mayzent that are similar include diarrhea and nausea.

Side effects of Vumerity that are different from Mayzent include flushing, abdominal pain, vomiting, itching, rash, albumin in the urine, redness, and indigestion/heartburn.

Side effects of Mayzent that are different from Vumerity include headache, high blood pressure (hypertension), increased transaminase, falls, dizziness, slow heart rate, swelling of extremities, and pain in extremities.

Vumerity may interact with dimethyl fumarate.

Mayzent may interact with "live" vaccines, cancer medications, immune-modulating drugs, immunosuppressive therapies, anti-arrhythmics, QT prolonging drugs, calcium channel blockers, other drugs that may decrease heart rate, beta-blockers, fluconazole, rifampin, carbamazepine, modafinil, and efavirenz.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Vumerity?

Common side effects of Vumerity include:

  • flushing,
  • abdominal pain,
  • diarrhea,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • itching,
  • rash,
  • albumin in the urine,
  • redness, and
  • indigestion/heartburn

What Are Possible Side Effects of Mayzent?

Common side effects of Mayzent include:

  • headache,
  • high blood pressure (hypertension),
  • increased transaminase,
  • falls,
  • swelling of extremities,
  • nausea,
  • dizziness,
  • diarrhea,
  • slow heart rate, and
  • pain in extremities

What Is Vumerity?

Vumerity (diroximel fumarate) is an immunomodulator indicated for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.

What Is Mayzent?

Mayzent (siponimod) is a sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor modulator indicated for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.

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What Drugs Interact With Vumerity?

Vumerity may interact with other medicines such as:

  • dimethyl fumarate

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Mayzent?

Mayzent may interact with:

  • "live" vaccines,
  • cancer medications,
  • immune-modulating drugs,
  • immunosuppressive therapies,
  • anti-arrhythmics,
  • QT prolonging drugs,
  • calcium channel blockers,
  • other drugs that may decrease heart rate,
  • beta-blockers,
  • fluconazole,
  • rifampin,
  • carbamazepine,
  • modafinil, or
  • efavirenz.

How Should Vumerity Be Taken?

The starting dose of Vumerity is 231 mg twice a day, orally, for 7 days. The maintenance dose of Vumerity after 7 days is 462 mg (administered as two 231 mg capsules) twice a day, orally.

How Should Mayzent Be Taken?

Initiate Mayzent with a 5-day titration. The recommended maintenance dosage of Mayzent is 2 mg.

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References
Biogen. Vumerity Product Information

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Novartis AG. Gilenya Product Information.

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