AMPYRA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Multiple Sclerosis “I’ve had a decent experience with ampyra. I improved a little enough to make it a little easier to care for myself. Recently I received no more help with ampyra price I have Medicare Part D but my copay is $2,700. Ampyra has offered no other help to get me this medicine. I was told I’m off the assistance program because they are coming out with the generic. The problem with that is why kick your people off your systems program before you even have the generic version out. I’m very upset with having to stop take this medicine I saw a minimal Improvement but I am so desperate for any help I’m willing to take the medicine and now I can’t afford it. The world we live in today is very sad when a medicine that actually shows any benefit for a person is so incredibly costly you can’t afford to take it. I have to correct myself they told me to try other resources for help with the co-pay but I am not eligible for any of those. So I have taken a downward spiral and no way to get this medicine”

kkotts8 February 23, 2018

For Multiple Sclerosis “Like many other MS patients, I find Ampyra to be a miracle drug. It’s corrected my drop-foot and improved my energy levels and cognitive functioning. However, Acorda Pharmaceuticals has DISCONTINUED its zero pay and $40 co-pay assistance programs (it does NOT say this on their website). When I attempted to get my Ampyra refilled earlier this month, my specialty pharmacy told me the co-pay is now a whopping $500/month. I contacted Acorda and they confirmed – Acorda will only cover up to $1,000/month of the $1,500 they charge for Ampyra. Acorda does not have the patient’s best interests at heart; this company is only concerned with its bottom line. Now thousands or even millions whose lives are dramatically improved through the use of this drug may no longer be able to afford it. While I rate the drug itself a 10, I have to rate Acorda a big fat ZERO, hence my overall rating of 7.”

KT-NC January 31, 2018

For Multiple Sclerosis “I began taking Ampyra last Monday. By Thursday I noticed I had more strength in my legs and was able to be on my feet much longer with out having to find a chair before my leg gives out.My walking is not what it used to be, but improved. I hope it keeps improving. I don’t think I have any side effects directly related to the Ampyra. Go for it!”

Buckeye Fan January 28, 2018

For Multiple Sclerosis “I have been taking Ampyra for 5 or 6 years. It has greatly improved my walking and my cognitive ability. It helps me to continue to be a productive person. I would be afraid of a generic. It is a serious medication I feel I would be taking a chance on my health and abilities. I have talked with my Doctor and he agrees.”

greathair (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 7, 2017

For Multiple Sclerosis “Hello. It’s been 6 months since I’ve started taking Ampyra. It is still a miracle drug, and I would recommend it to anyone with MS. The only side effect I’ve had was slight back pain. That side effect only lasted about 2 weeks. I’ve noticed a difference in my walking immediately, and still stand by this med. I do notice if I forget to take a pill, then I have to wait to get back on schedule. that’s the only complaint.”

Mo Lilac (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 31, 2017

For Multiple Sclerosis “**This is a missing side effect that should’ve been noted in the prescription information! *** For the first two years this medication came out I continue to use it along with my disease management drug. I was taking tecfidera. These two medications combined drastically slow down your lower intestinal. Ampyra lists constipation as a minor, less common side effect. After some research with my doctor he researched the medications in medical journals and the chemical compounds and he thought two should not be taken together for this particular reason.”

Jarl5150 (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 11, 2017

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