Ampyra

Drug List

Ampyra

Drug Name

Ampyra (Dalfampridine)

Manufactured By

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

Drug Savings


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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Ampyra is used to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Dalfampridine produced an increase in walking speed in clinical trials. Exactly how it works is not known. It is thought to increase nerve function

How To Use

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using dalfampridine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day. Swallow this medication whole. Do not crush, chew, or break this medication. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. If you cannot swallow the tablets whole, talk with your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. To reduce the risks of side effects (such as seizures), do not take more medication or take it more frequently than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster and your risks of side effects will increase. Do not take more than 2 doses in a day. Take each dose 12 hours apart. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

Side Effects

Trouble sleeping (insomnia), dizziness, nausea, and headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: frequent/burning/painful urination, back pain, pink/bloody urine, new/worsening balance problems. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as severe confusion, memory problems), seizure. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Check all prescription and compounded medicine labels carefully since this medication might be similar to other drugs you take. Dalfampridine is also known as 4-AP, 4-aminopyridine, and fampridine. Taking these drugs together could harm you (increased seizure risk). Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure about any medicines you take.

In Case of Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include: seizures, confusion, shaking (tremor). If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.