GENERIC NAME: dalfampridine
BRAND NAME: Ampyra
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Ampyra is an oral medication used for treating multiple sclerosis (MS). Its exact mechanism of action is unknown, but it is known to block movement of potassium between nerve cells. In animal studies Ampyra increased the conduction of nerve signals. The FDA approved Ampyra in December 1987.
SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effect of Ampyra is urinary tract infections.
Other common side effects include:
Serious side effects of Ampyra include:
People with a history of seizures should not use Ampyra.
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