This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Oral ketoconazole may slow down how quickly your liver processes fingolimod.
What might happen:
Your risk for side effects from fingolimod may be increased.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
1.Gilenya (fingolimod) US prescribing information. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation May, 2012.
2.Gilenya (fingolimod) Health Canada prescribing information. Novartis Pharmaceuticals September 23, 2011.