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Side effect(s) of Siponimod

Read the side effects of Siponimod as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

o General: Headache, Infections, Decreased immunity

o Eye: Macular swelling

o Heart: Low heart rate, conduction abnormalities

o Gastrointestinal: Liver injury (raised liver enzymes)

o Vascular: Increased blood pressure

o Respiratory: Decreased lung capacity.

Other Precautions : 1. Siponimod may increase the chance of infections. So, obtain a complete blood count (CBC) before initiating treatment.
2. Eye evaluation is recommended before starting treatment as there is an increased chance of macular swelling
3. Siponimod may lower heart rate. So, get cardiologist consultation before concomitant use with other drugs that decrease heart rate.
4. Siponimod may cause a decline in lung function. So, assess pulmonary function before starting the drug.
5. Check liver enzymes before initiation of drug.
6. Monitor BP frequently during treatment.
7. Women of childbearing potential should use effective contraception during and for 10 days after stopping Siponimod.

Drug Name : Siponimod

Siponimod is used for treating an immune disorder named Multiple Sclerosis (MS), especially for relapsing-remitting disease among adult patients.
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