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Is Famprodyne Any Good For Improving Walking

Is Famprodyne Any Good For Improving Walking

About a year ago I was told by my neuro that Famprodyne capsules (two a day)would improve the walking speed and balance. This is a drug made in Ireland and costs about $600 a month in Australia. Unfortunately it is not subsidised by the government. So it is quite expensive. I have been taking it for a year and have not noticed any significant improvement. Has anyone used this drug and if so have you noticed any improvement.

posted April 15, 2015
A MyMSTeam Member

Hey all- AMPYPRA was too expensive But my MS Dr was good enough subscribe something similar it is a compound drug so a compound pharmiscist (one is close to me) does it for me- it's called 4-Aminopyride and I can tell a difference in not so much walk in but my fatigue is not as bad!

posted April 16, 2015
A MyMSTeam Member

if you don't make enough money I think it's under 25,000 a year you can get Amprya for free or a discount from Amprya there phone number is 1-866-758-7072

posted April 17, 2015
A MyMSTeam Member

Here in the US it is called Ampyra, is manufactured by Accorda, and improves walking and mobility for a large number of members here. There is a lot of info about Ampyra in the Q+A section here, but 1st we should make sure that we are talking about the same drug.

posted April 16, 2015
A MyMSTeam Member

Do you have to wear it 24/7 ?
( all day, every day ? )

posted January 15, 2018
A MyMSTeam Member

It is supposed to help walking. I have seen another man recently and he believes Fampyra has helped him just walking without a walker. Does it help your fatigue? My doctor has given it to me for fatigue but I would like to know if it works.

posted July 24, 2015

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