Ampyra Seizures anyone?

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

Post by Grumpster » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:27 pm

I tried searching the forum, but that did not work out. Has anyone experienced seizures from taking ampyra? That scares the wits out of me. If you have please reply.

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Post by NHE » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:22 pm

Grumpster wrote:I tried searching the forum, but that did not work out. Has anyone experienced seizures from taking ampyra? That scares the wits out of me. If you have please reply.
I found this post using the old search function.

http://www.thisisms.com/forum/ampyra-f4 ... ml#p228811

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Post by Quest56 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:17 am

I had a focal seizure after using Ampyra for about 1.5 years. I had to stop using the drug because of this. I miss the benefit very much. The seizure was probably a result of intermittent poor kidney function. I've been off the drug for about 6 months now. My driving license was suspended for a few months because of this, which was a pain.
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Post by Grumpster » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:20 pm

Thanks Questor. The seizures scare me the most. I still have not started the 60 day trial I have.

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Re: Ampyra Seizures anyone?

Post by Moragh » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:16 pm

I have been using aminopyridine (4) for almost 6 years. I think its the same thing. like the benefits it provides. I have never had a seizure. Kidney function tested yearly so far no issues.

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