Dalfampridine is an active ingredient, which is a pyrimidine analog used in the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis. It is also used to improve walking in adults with multiple sclerosis. This component has a role as an avicide, a potassium channel blocker, and an orphan drug. This active component has an aromatic amine and an aminopyridine. It has been approved by the FDA for use as a treatment for multiple sclerosis.
Class of Drugs – Potassium channel blockers
Molecular Formula – C5H6N2
Molecular Weight - 94.11 g/mol
Working: This medication potassium channel blocker Dalfampridine is indicated for the treatment to improve walking in people with multiple sclerosis. It is believed to work by improving nerve conduction.
Uses: This medicine is used to improve walking in people who have multiple sclerosis. The condition MS is a disease in which the nerves do not function properly that may cause weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination, problems with vision, speech, and bladder control. This medicine can be used alone or with other pills that control the symptoms of MS. It strengthens the signals sent by the brain through nerves that have been damaged by MS.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Potassium channel blocker drug Dalfampridine is available in a conventional tablet. It is used in popular brands as mentioned below:
- Ampyra: 10 mg
- Acorda: 10 mg
This medicine must be taken exactly as advised by the doctor, do not go against it.