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Dalfampridine, or Ampyra, is a potassium channel blocker that is shown to improve visual function, motor skills and relieve fatigue in MS patients.


Would like to hear from people using Ampyra

Reply to topic in 'general' section:

I have been using it for about 2 months. It's definitely not a wonder drug. I'm really not sure if I am walking any better - maybe marginally. As that research from squiffy stated, I think I would get more or equal benefit from physio.
I think I might go off it for awhile and compare.
When you have a progressive condition like MS, you get in the habit ...
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No added benefit proven for Fampiridine in MS

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Drug manufacturer did not present evaluable study data on the appropriate comparator therapy

Fampridine (trade name Fampyra®) has been approved in Germany since July 2011 for adult patients suffering from a higher grade walking disability (grades 4 to 7 on the EDSS disability status scale), as a result of multiple sclerosis (MS). The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has assessed the added benefit of the drug pursuant to the ...
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Acorda's Ampyra fails main goal of post-marketing study

Acorda's Ampyra fails main goal of post-marketing study

Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:39am EDT
(Reuters) - Acorda Therapeutics Inc said a post-marketing study of its multiple sclerosis drug Ampyra failed to meet the main trial goal of an improvement in patients' walking speed.

The 5 mg and 10 mg doses of Ampyra did not yield statistically significant results on the timed 25-foot walk test as compared with the placebo group, the company said.

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U.S. FDA warns about seizures with MS drug Ampyra

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to patients and physicians about the increased risk of seizures in multiple sclerosis patients taking the drug Ampyra.

The drug was developed by Acorda Therapeutics Inc to improve walking ability in patients with multiple sclerosis. Biogen Idec Inc has rights to the drug in Europe where it is sold under the brand name Fampyra.

The FDA said that based on reports, it recently evaluated ...
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Ampyra and type of UTI

Antone know the type of UTI Ampyra causes and the preferred antibotic
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Ampyra - 2+ years and working great

My wife has been taking Ampyra for 2+ years now and so far it's working great with her balance and coordination.
No side effects. Was taking it in conjunction with Beta Seron but recently dropped Beta for Gilenya.
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Can you still get compounded 4-AP with Fampyra approved?

Those of you in the USA may know more---are pharmacies allowed to continue co mpounding this. Here in Canada my pharmacist wasn't sure, as Fampyra was just approve. Is it different enough not to be a problem? Are there patent issues? Thanks!
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Acorda says MS drug, Ampyra benefits lasted up to 5 years

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Acorda Therapeutics Inc. said Wednesday that clinical study data shows its multiple sclerosis drug Ampyra continued to help patients for up to five years.

Ampyra is used to improve the walking speed in MS patients. The company said Wednesday that the benefits of Ampyra that were observed in clinical trials continued for as much as five years in extension studies. The report was based in 483 patients who participated in a late-stage clinical trial ...
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Fampyra™ now available in Canada to improve MS walking

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Biogen Idec Canada announces that Fampyra (fampridine sustained release tablets or fampridine SR) is now available for prescription for patients living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Canada.

Health Canada approved Fampyra on February 10, 2012 for the symptomatic improvement of walking in adult MS patients with walking disability (EDSS 3.5-7).

Walking impairment is one of the most common and disruptive consequences of MS and Fampyra is the first approved treatment that addresses this unmet ...
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