Fambiox is a medicine used to improve walking in adults (18 years and over) with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) related walking disability.
Dosage and Administration:
One tablet in the morning and one tablet in the evening (12 hours apart). Do not take more than two tablets in a day. You must leave 12 hours between each tablet. Do not take the tablets more often than every 12 hours
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking fampridine:
If you have palpitations (you feel aware of your heartbeat)
If you are prone to infections
If because this medicine may make you feel dizzy or unsteady this may result in an increased risk of falls
If you have any factors or are taking any medicine which affects your risk of seizure.
Fampridine should be taken without food, on an empty stomach.
If you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, tell your doctor before you take fampridine. Fampridine is not recommended during pregnancy.
Your doctor will consider the benefit of you being treated with fampridine against the risk to your baby.
You should not breast-feed whilst taking this medicine.
Fampridine may have an effect on people’s ability to drive or use machines, it can cause dizziness. Make sure you’re not affected before you start driving or use machinery.
Swallow each tablet whole, with a drink of water. Do not divide, crush, dissolve, suck or chew the tablet. This may increase your risk of side effects.
If you forget to take a tablet, do not take two tablets at once to make up for a missed dose. You must always leave 12 hours between each tablet.