Dalfampridine (By mouth)
Helps improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis. This medicine is a potassium channel blocker.
AmpyraThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:Do not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to dalfampridine, if you have a history of seizures, or if you have moderate or severe kidney disease.
How to Use This Medicine:
Long Acting Tablet
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
- This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
If a dose is missed:
- This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.Do not take more than 2 tablets in a 24-hour period.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
- Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
- Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Do not take dalfampridine together with other aminopyridine medicines (such as compounded 4-AP, fampridine). Your risk for serious side effects increases if you take these medicines together.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have kidney disease.
- Dalfampridine may cause seizures. Stop using this medicine and check with your doctor right away if you have convulsions or seizures while taking this medicine.
- This medicine may cause urinary tract infections. Check with your doctor right away if you have bladder pain, bloody or cloudy urine, difficult, burning, or painful urination, frequent urge to urinate, or lower back or side pain.
- Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Change in how much or how often you urinate, difficult or painful urination, bloody or cloudy urine
- Problems with balance or walking
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Dizziness, headache, nausea, trouble sleeping
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088Last Updated:
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