AMPYRA (dalfampridine)

By jefff Added at September 23, 2015 Views 1,488 Reviews 3

AMPYRA —- Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg; is the only prescription medicine indicated to help improve walking in adults with MS. This was demonstrated by an increase in walking speed through various trials!

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JadeK4142
JadeK4142 April 26, 2016 at 6:01 pm   
Edited April 26, 2016 at 6:15 pm by JadeK4142

I took this for about 3 months. By the fourth week, I was out of my braces and walking without help. And by the fifth week I was at the post office with no memory of how I'd got there. By 12 weeks we decided that there was too much of an impact on my memory to justify continuing to take it. I don't like my braces but I do like knowing how I got to a place I'm at.

jefff
jefff September 23, 2015 at 1:52 am   

Great medication with great reviews and success amongst fellow MSer's. I unfortunately am unable to take this medication due to my previous history with seizures, but for those MSer's who would like to walk better and with more speed, this ones for you! jefff

jefff
jefff September 23, 2015 at 1:49 am   
Pros

The primary measure of efficacy in both trials was walking speed (in feet per second) as measured by the Timed 25-foot Walk (T25FW), using a responder analysis. A responder was defined as a patient who showed faster walking speed for at least three visits out of a possible four during the double-blind period than the maximum value achieved in the five non-double-blind no treatment visits (four before the double-blind period and one after)

Cons

AMPYRA can cause seizures. You could have a seizure even if you never had a seizure before. Your chance of having a seizure is higher if you take too much AMPYRA or if your kidneys have a mild decrease of function, which is common after age 50. Your doctor may do a blood test to check how well your kidneys are working, if that is not known before you start taking AMPYRA. Do not take AMPYRA if you have ever had a seizure. Before taking AMPYRA tell your doctor if you have kidney problems.