4-Aminopyridine is a potassium channel-blocker that is most often used to seek alleviation of symptoms due to spinal cord injuries or Multiple Sclerosis (MS), improvement of motor skills, such as walking, and poor muscle coordination (ataxia).
As with all prescription, compounded medications, you should consult with your doctor before taking 4-Aminopyridine. Often taken in capsule form, with or without food, it is recommended to use a stepped dosage protocol to allow the body to become accustomed to the medication. Immediate release and timed-release capsules are available. Store at room temperture away from all moisture and/or heat. Never take medication that has reached or passed its expiration date.
Seek emergency help if you experience any pain or burning during urination, seizures, numbness, balance problems, or allergic reactions such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling.
Some Common Side Effects:
Patients who have kidney problems should not take 4-Aminopyridine, nor should anyone who has ever had or is prone to seizures.
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