Gilenya (Fingolimod)

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What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Gilenya is a medication used to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic disease where the immune system attacks the nervous system cells, slowing down the signals sent between cells.

Symptoms of MS are complex, and it can affect almost every organ and system in the body. MS can affect vision, energy levels, pain levels, sensory organs, the urinary system, and others.

MS is typically progressive, with breakthrough symptoms occurring even if the disease is well controlled on other medication.

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More than 90%

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Elimination half-life

6-9 days

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Not Recommended



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Routes of administration

By mouth


The first dose of Gilenya should be taken under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

The standard dosage is 0.5 mg by mouth once daily.


The active ingredient in Gilenya is fingolimod.


Several drug interactions exist, including:

  • Amiodarone
  • Baricitinib
  • BCG (Intravesical)
  • Bradycardia-Causing Agents
  • Ceritinib
  • Cladribine
  • COVID-19 Vaccine (mRNA)
  • Disopyramide
  • Dofetilide
  • Dronedarone
  • Echinacea
  • Ibutilide
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine
  • Natalizumab
  • Pimecrolimus
  • Quinidine
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Roflumilast
  • Sipuleucel-T
  • Sotalol
  • Tacrolimus
  • Tofacitinib
  • Vaccines (Inactivated)
  • Vaccines (Live)
  • Varicella Virus Vaccine


Gilenya can cause slowing of the heart rate, particularly when starting it first the first time or if the drug is interrupted for over two weeks.

Gilenya can increase the risk of infection.

Ask your doctor and pharmacist about all precautions that apply to you before starting this medication.

Side Effects

The following is a list of potential Gilenya side effects:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Alopecia
  • Asthenia
  • Back pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Bradycardia
  • Cough
  • Decreased lung function
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspnea
  • First-degree atrioventricular block
  • Headache
  • Herpes virus infection
  • Herpes zoster infection
  • Hypertension
  • Increased gamma-glutamyl transfer
  • Increased serum alanine aminotransferase
  • Increased serum aspartate transaminase
  • Increased serum triglycerides
  • Influenza
  • Leukopenia
  • Lymphocytopenia
  • Migraine
  • Nausea
  • Second-degree atrioventricular block
  • Sinusitis


  1. Gilenya [package insert]. Morris Plains, NJ: Novartis; 2012.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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