Safety and Efficacy Study of Fingolimod in Taiwanese Adults (≥ 20years) With Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

A 12-month, Prospective, Multi-center Post-authorization Commitment (PAC) Study Monitoring Safety in Adult Patients With Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis Newly Initiated on Gilenya (Fingolimod) in Taiwan (SPRING) Identifier: NCT04480853

Novartis Reference Number: CFTY720DTW03

Last Update: Nov 04, 2020

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All compounds are either investigational or being studied for (a) new use(s). Efficacy and safety have not been established. There is no guarantee that they will become commercially available for the use(s) under investigation. 

Study Description

The purpose of the study is to describe the safety profile of fingolimod in the Taiwanese multiple sclerosis population. This study aims to collect the safety data in patients newly initiated on fingolimod for one year.

Multiple Sclerosis
Phase 4
Overall status 
Enrollment count 
30 participants
Start date 
Oct 12, 2020
Completion date 
Jul 15, 2022
20 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)


Fingolimod 0.5 mg QD, oral

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

-Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis that are fingolimod treatment naive at the time of study entry and are newly starting fingolimod based on physician judgement and according to Taiwan's fingolimod package insert (version TWI-090420)

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients with the diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica.
Patients who are being treated with any investigational drug at the time of study entry.
In the last 6 months experienced myocardial infarction, unstable angina, stroke, transient ischemic attack, decompensated heart failure requiring hospitalization or Class III/IV heart failure
A history or presence of Mobitz Type II second-degree or third-degree atrioventricular block or sick sinus syndrome, unless patient has a functioning pacemaker
A baseline QTc interval ≥ 500 msec
Cardiac arrhythmias requiring anti-arrhythmic treatment with Class Ia or Class III anti-arrhythmic drugs
Patient with known immune deficiency, increased risk of opportunistic infection, severe active infection or chronic active infection.
Patients with severe active malignancies, except for basal cell epithelioma
Patients with severe hepatic insufficiency
Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women or women of childbearing potential unless on contraception

Study Locations

Novartis Investigative Site
Taipei, 10002


Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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