4-Aminopyridine capsules

COMMON USES: This medicine is a potassium channel blocker and aids in the conduction of electrical impulses in demyelinated nerves. The prescribing physician determines the exact usage of this medication. Common uses include symptomatic treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.

HOW TO USE THIS MEDICINE: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

This medication is individually calculated based on the patient’s body weight and this dosage should not be deviated from unless instructed to by the physician. Capsule strengths are individually customized based on body weight.

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CAUTIONS: The patient should use exactly according to the physician’s directions. The patient should report any side effects or abnormal physical symptoms to the patient’s doctor or pharmacist. The patient should not exceed dosage prescribed by the physician.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS: Tingling sensations around the mouth and in the hands and feet, limb weakness, lightheadedness, dizziness, anxiety, abdominal pain and headache may occur. 4-aminopyridine is generally tolerated well at doses of 0.5mg/kg per day or less. Higher than recommended doses (greater than 0.5mg/kg per day) have been associated with seizures.

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