the package insert of the medicine Fampridina. Therapeutic class of the Blockers of Potassium Channels. Active principles Fampridina.
Is indicated for the treatment of difficulty in walking associated with multiple sclerosis, in adults.
How to use?
The recommended dose for adults is 1 tablet, 12 in 12 hours, preferably administered in the morning and at night.
The tablets must always be swallowed with a glass of water without breaking, dissolving, or chewing.
What are the evils that can cause me?
Some of the side effects include infection of the urinary system, loss of balance, dizziness, headache, feeling of weakness and tiredness, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, tremor, tingling and numbness, sore throat, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, constipation, uneasiness in the stomach and backache.
When should I not use?
Fampridina is contraindicated for children less than 18 years of age, patients with a history of seizures, kidney problems, for patients who are taking other medicines containing Cimetidine or Fampridina and to patients with allergy to the Fampridina or other components of the formula.
How it works?
Fampridina is a medicine that helps and improves the gait, in cases where the multiple sclerosis has caused disturbances in gait. The inflammation caused by multiple sclerosis, destroys many times the protective sheath that surrounds the nerves, which leads to weakness of muscles, stiffness in muscles and consequent difficulty in walking.
in These cases, Fampridina will prevent the potassium exit of the nerve cells that have been damaged by multiple sclerosis, thereby allowing the impulses to pass better by the nerve, which will cause the gait to improve.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
Before you use, you should talk with your doctor if you are pregnant, intending to become pregnant or breast-feeding, have more than 65 years, you need to use support gear, such as a cane, has a tendency to have infections or any risk factor or if you are taking other medicines.
During the treatment, if you feel swelling of the face, mouth, lips, throat or tongue, and if you stay with the red skin, itching, chest tightness, and trouble breathing, should discontinue treatment with Fampridina and consult your doctor.
Fampridina can cause dizziness, and therefore, care should be taken before driving or machinery.
The treatment with Fampridina should never be stopped without the knowledge of your doctor and the schedules, doses and duration of treatment must be respected.
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
In the case of taking excessive, see your doctor straightaway or go to the nearest hospital, taking the packaging or the package insert of the medicine. Some of the more common effects you can experience after taking excessive Fampridina, are sweating, tremor, confusion, memory loss, and seizure.