How to get AMPYRA
There are a few steps you need to take in order to receive your AMPYRA® (dalfampridine).
These steps take you from the moment your doctor prescribes AMPYRA right through to refilling your next prescription. They are:
- Complete the enrollment form with your physician.
- Confirm your insurance information. Someone from AMPYRA Patient Support Services (APSS) will call to confirm your insurance information.
- APSS can also confirm your eligibility for co-pay mitigation. (People with private insurance may not pay more than $40 per month for their medication, where allowed by law.)
- If you don’t have insurance, APSS can work with you to see if you are eligible for AMPYRA’s Patient Assistance Program.
- Once they’ve confirmed your coverage, someone from APSS will call you to let you know your co-pay amount and tell you which specialty pharmacy will fill your prescription.
- Schedule your medication delivery. Within a few days after being contacted by APSS, you'll receive a call from the specialty pharmacy to schedule your medication delivery.
- Get your AMPYRA. You will receive your medication within 3 days of scheduling your delivery.
- Refill your prescription. Prior to necessary refills, you'll be called again by the specialty pharmacy to arrange for another delivery. You must speak to the specialty pharmacy. If you do not, they will not be able to ship your AMPYRA.
To help ensure accurate processing, please be sure to answer phone calls from unrecognizable 800/888 phone numbers and promptly return any messages concerning your prescription.
If you have questions about AMPYRA or need help getting or paying for AMPYRA, call AMPYRA Patient Support Services (APSS) toll-free at 1-888-881-1918, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm ET.
How to start AMPYRA
To start AMPYRA, take it as prescribed by your doctor. The recommended dose is one tablet two times each day — about 12 hours apart. Do not take more than two tablets of AMPYRA in a 24-hour period and do not change your dose.
Take your AMPYRA tablets whole. Do not break, crush, chew or dissolve AMPYRA tablets before swallowing. If you cannot swallow AMPYRA tablets whole, tell your doctor. AMPYRA is released slowly over time. If the tablet is broken, the medicine may be released too quickly. This can increase your chance of having a seizure.
AMPYRA can be taken with or without food.
You can take AMPYRA even if you are taking other medications for multiple sclerosis (MS). AMPYRA is not meant to replace your current MS medication.
Some people experience improvement in their walking ability within a couple of weeks. Others notice improvement up to 6 weeks after starting. AMPYRA does not work for everyone. Individual results may vary. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions on taking AMPYRA.