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General Information on Dalfampridine

Generic Name : Dalfampridine

Pronunciation : dal-FAM-pri-DEEN

Latest prescription information about Dalfampridine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Potassium channel blocker

Trade Names/Brand Names of Dalfampridine

International- Ampyra.

Why is Dalfampridine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a potassium channel blocker, prescribed for improvement of walking in patients with multiple-sclerosis  It strengthens brain signals through the nerves that have been damaged by MS.

When should Dalfampridine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with seizures, severe kidney impairment, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Dalfampridine?

PO- The maximum recommended dose is one 10 mg tablet twice daily, taken with or without food, and should not be exceeded.

How should Dalfampridine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food twice a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Dalfampridine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, urinary tract infections, abnormal electroencephalogram (EEG), any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Monitor kidney function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Dalfampridine?

   Central Nervous System : Sleeplessness, dizziness, headache, weakness, balance disorder and tingling.
   General : Nausea, vomiting, back pain, constipation, condition become worsens, indigestion, throat pain and urinary tract infection.

What are the other precautions for Dalfampridine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Dalfampridine?

Store it at room temperature (25C), and in an airtight container.

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