The purpose of this study is to collect long-term safety and tolerability, long-term efficacy, and health outcome data in all patients currently ongoing in the fingolimod multiple sclerosis clinical development program. This study will combine all currently ongoing Phase II and III fingolimod extension studies as well as ongoing and newly planned studies into one single long-term extension protocol that will provide patients with continuous treatment and will continue until fingolimod is registered, commercially available, and reimbursed in the respective countries.
A Single Arm, Open-label, Multicenter Study Evaluating the Long-term Safety and Tolerability of 0.5 mg Fingolimod (FTY720) Administered Orally Once Daily in Patients With Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis
Relapsing Forms of Multiple SclerosisFingolimodFTY720Relapsing forms of MSMultiple SclerosisEfficacyFingolimod Hydrochloride
You can join if…
Open to people ages 18 years and up
Patients who have completed selected ongoing or planned trials with FTY720.
You CAN'T join if...
Premature permanent discontinuation of a previous fingolimod study.
Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women.
Women of child-bearing potential, UNLESS they are using two birth control methods, at least 1 of which must be hormonal contraception, tubal sterilization, partner's vasectomy or intrauterine device.
Chronic disease of the immune system, other than multiple sclerosis, which may require immunosuppressive treatment.
Diabetic patients with moderate or severe non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy or proliferative diabetic retinopathy and uncontrolled diabetic patients with HbA1c> 8%.
Active systemic bacterial, viral or fungal infections, or known to have AIDS,Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C infection or have positive HIV antibody, Hepatitis B surface antigen or Hepatitis C antibody tests.
Previous treatment with cladribine, cyclophosphamide or mitoxantrone.
Treatment with immunoglobulins and/or monoclonal antibodies (including Natalizumab)in the past 3 months during the previous fingolimod study:
Any of the following cardiovascular conditions that have developed during the previous fingolimod study:
Myocardial infarction within the past 6 months prior to entry in the extension study or with current unstable ischemic heart disease;
Cardiac failure (Class III, according to New York Heart Association Classification) or any severe cardiac disease as determined by the investigator;
Arrhythmia requiring current treatment with Class III antiarrhythmic drugs(e.g., amiodarone, bretylium, sotalol, ibutilide, azimilide, dofetilide)
History or presence of a third degree AV block
Proven history of sick sinus syndrome or sino-atrial heart block
Known history of angina pectoris due to coronary spasm or Raynaud's phenomenon
Any of the following pulmonary conditions during the previous fingolimod study:
Severe respiratory disease or pulmonary fibrosis diagnosed (during the previous fingolimod study)
Alcohol abuse, chronic liver disease during the previous fingolimod study.
The patient must have participated in a previous fingolimod trial to be eligible to participate in this trial.
Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.
Novartis Investigative Site San Francisco, California, 94143, USA
Novartis Investigative Site Sacramento, California, 95817, USA
Novartis Investigative Site Oceanside, California, 92056, USA