AMPYRA- dalfampridine tablet, film coated, extended release
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
Extended Release Tablets
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking AMPYRA and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about AMPYRA?
AMPYRA can cause seizures.
Stop taking AMPYRA and call your doctor right away if you have a seizure while taking AMPYRA.
What is AMPYRA?
AMPYRA is a prescription medicine used to help improve walking in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). This was shown by an increase in walking speed.
It is not known if AMPYRA is safe or effective in children less than 18 years of age.
Who should not take AMPYRA?
Do not take AMPYRA if you:
What should I tell my doctor before taking AMPYRA?
Before you take AMPYRA, tell your doctor if you:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take AMPYRA?
What are the possible side effects of AMPYRA?
AMPYRA may cause serious side effects, including:
See "What is the most important information I should know about AMPYRA?"
The most common side effects of AMPYRA include:
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of AMPYRA. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store AMPYRA?
Keep AMPYRA and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General Information about the safe and effective use of AMPYRA
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use AMPYRA for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give AMPYRA to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about AMPYRA. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about AMPYRA that is written for health professionals.
For more information, go to www.AMPYRA.com or call 1-800-367-5109.
What are the ingredients in AMPYRA?
Active ingredient: dalfampridine (previously called fampridine)
Inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.
Distributed by: Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
Ardsley, NY 10502
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.