Ampyra is the medicine composed of Dalfampridine. This medicine is an oral solution which is in tablet form that eventually blocks tiny pores, or potassium channels, right on the surface of nerve fibers. Blocking some of the potassium channels might enhance the conduction of nerve signals along nerve fibers whose insulating myelin coating might all been damaged under MS.
Manufacturer: Acorda Pharmaceuticals
What Does It Do?
The component Dalfampridine is used for enhancing the walking in people who might have multiple sclerosis (which is a disease that might be about the nerves might not function well and shall also cause weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination, and issues with vision, speech, and bladder control). Dalfampridine in Ampyra might be all used alone or with some other medications, which might control the symptoms of MS. Dalfampridine component in the medicine belongs to a class of medications known as potassium channel blockers.
Ampyra medicine shall help the electrical signals to eventually move better along the nerves in present in the brain and in the spinal cord. When you have MS like condition, the nerves might eventually lose the protective coating, called as myelin, which shall help the messages zip up and down the body. That means the muscles might not get clear signals, which might tell them when and how to move. The medicine restores the flow of those signals and shall all help the nerves about the messages more effectively.
Medication composed of Dalfampridine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
• 10 mg: Consume this medicine twice a day with a glass of water, 12 hours apart as advised by the doctor
Side Effects and Reactions:
Some of the most common side effects while consuming Dalfampridine composed AMPYRA in MS patients might include urinary tract infection; dizziness; trouble sleeping; headache; weakness; back pain; nausea; issues with balance; multiple sclerosis relapse; burning, tingling, or itching of your skin; irritation in your nose and throat; indigestion; constipation; and pain in the throat.
This medicine might also lead to some serious side effects, which might include severe allergic reactions too. Hence stop consuming this medicine and call the doctor right away or get some emergency medical help in case, you might have shortness of breath or trouble in breathing, swelling of the throat or tongue, or hives.