"Since starting Ampyra, I have the confidence in my ability to do simple things, like keeping up? to meet friends" -Kristie

AMPYRA Assistance

Help & support when you need it

Acorda Therapeutics®, Inc., the maker of AMPYRA® (dalfampridine), is committed to making AMPYRA affordable and accessible. AMPYRA Patient Support Services (APSS) offers comprehensive cost and insurance assistance, to help make AMPYRA more affordable.

AMPYRA Patient Support Services (APSS) and co-pay program

If you are prescribed AMPYRA, AMPYRA Patient Support Services will confirm your insurance and your eligibility for the co-pay program. This program is for people with private insurance, where allowed by law. If you are eligible, you may not pay more than $40 per month for AMPYRA.

What if I can't afford AMPYRA?

There is a program designed to help people pay for AMPYRA. If you are prescribed AMPYRA, and cannot afford it, the patient assistance team will work with you to see if you are eligible to receive AMPYRA at no cost.

Contact AMPYRA Patient Support Services to learn more.

Call AMPYRA Patient Support Services toll-free at 1-888-881-1918 Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm ET.

AMPYRA® (dalfampridine) is indicated as a treatment to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). This was demonstrated by an increase in walking speed.


Do not take AMPYRA if you
  • have ever had a seizure,
  • have certain types of kidney problems, or
  • are allergic to dalfampridine (4-aminopyridine), the active ingredient in AMPYRA.

Take AMPYRA exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Before taking AMPYRA, tell your doctor if you
  • have kidney problems or any other medical conditions
  • are taking compounded 4-aminopyridine
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if AMPYRA will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if AMPYRA passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take AMPYRA or breast-feed. You should not do both.
  • are taking any other medicines

Stop taking AMPYRA and call your doctor right away if you have a seizure while taking AMPYRA. You could have a seizure even if you never had a seizure before. Your chance of having a seizure is higher if you take too much AMPYRA or if your kidneys have a mild decrease of function, which is common after age 50. Your doctor may do a blood test to check how well your kidneys are working before you start AMPYRA.

AMPYRA should not be taken with other forms of 4-aminopyridine (4-AP, fampridine), since the active ingredient is the same.

AMPYRA may cause serious side effects, including
  • severe allergic reactions. Stop taking AMPYRA and call your doctor right away or get emergency medical help if you have shortness of breath or trouble breathing, swelling of your throat or tongue, or hives;
  • kidney or bladder infections.

The most common adverse events for AMPYRA in MS patients were urinary tract infection, trouble sleeping, dizziness, headache, nausea, weakness, back pain, and problems with balance.

Please see Patient Medication Guide for complete safety information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

AMPYRA®, ACORDA THERAPEUTICS® and the stylized ACORDA THERAPEUTICS® logo are registered trademarks of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. | AMPYRA® is marketed by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. and manufactured under license from Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited (APIL), Ireland. | AMPYRACONNECT™ is a trademark of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. | The stylized path logo and the stylized Acorda logo are trademarks of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. | © 2014 Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. All rights reserved.

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