Ampyra (dalfampridine) has been approved by the FDA. Over 900 people have been taking Ampyra for 5 years during the clinical studies as the drug was evaluated for safety and efficacy. Over 40% of those tested increased their walking speed.
Ampyra can be taken by people with any type of Multiple Sclerosis and it can be taken with any of the other approved MS drugs.
Ampyra is in the form of extended release tablets. Take one tablet every 12 hours. If you miss a dose, don’t make up the missed dose. Just start again at the next scheduled time.
People with problems with seizures or kidney problems should not take Ampyra due to danger that the concentration of the drug will increase in the blood beyond the amount considered to be safe.
Ampyra is not a potassium supplement, it is a Potassium Channel Blocker.
If you’re interested in more information about Ampyra, talk to your health care provider.
I’m going to be starting Ampyra next week. The scheduled delivery date is Thursday. I’ll let you know if it makes any difference in my walking speed! I’d sure love to get to the phone before the caller hangs up!
They said that most people saw results in 2-6 weeks, but the pharmacist said that sometimes it has taken up to three months. I’ll give it the three months and hope for the 2 weeks!