Drug information provided by: Micromedex
Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not suddenly stop using it, do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.
Your first dose of fingolimod will be given in a hospital or clinic where you will be observed for at least 6 hours or overnight after taking this medicine. You may also be watched for any serious side effects for at least 6 hours after you take your second dose of fingolimod the next day.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. It is very important that you read and understand this information. Be sure to ask your doctor about anything you do not understand.
You may take this medicine with or without food.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For oral dosage form (capsules):
For multiple sclerosis (MS):
Adults—0.5 milligrams (mg) once a day.
Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
If you miss a dose during the first 2 weeks you are taking this medicine, call your doctor right away. If you miss more than 7 doses in a row after the first 2 weeks, call your doctor right away.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.