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Dalfampridine Dosage

When using dalfampridine to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), there is only one dosage prescribed, regardless of your age or weight. To improve walking speed, the dosage of dalfampridine is 10 mg twice a day, with doses 12 hours apart. Taking a higher amount of this medication does not increase its effectiveness, but does increase the risk of side effects.

Dalfampridine Dosage: An Introduction

There is only one standard dose for dalfampridine (Ampyra™), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosing unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Dalfampridine Dosing for Multiple Sclerosis

The standard dalfampridine dose for improving walking speed in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is 10 mg twice daily. Studies have shown that dosages higher than 10 mg twice daily do not improve effectiveness, but do increase the risk of side effects.
 

General Information on Taking Dalfampridine

Some considerations for people taking dalfampridine include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in extended-release tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day.
     
  • Dalfampridine can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it seems to bother your stomach.
     
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets; make sure to swallow them whole.
     
  • Try to take your doses about 12 hours apart to keep an even level of the medication in your bloodstream.
     
  • For the medicine to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of dalfampridine, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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