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Do a lot of people have seizures, kidney problems, or other side effects caused by ampyra?

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Rajive Goel 1 Oct 2010

For information in the studies, the most common side effects of Ampyra included:

Urinary tract infection (UTI), such as a bladder infection -- in up to 12% of people; Insomnia -- up to 9%; Dizziness -- up to 7%; Headache -- up to 7%.

Other common side effects (occurring in 2 to 5 percent of people) included:

Back pain; Balance problems; Relapse of multiple sclerosis; Irritated nose and throat; Constipation; Indigestion or heartburn; Throat pain; Unusual sensations, such as tingling, pricking, or numbness.

Some Ampyra side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to the doctor. These include but are not limited to:

Seizures; Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:

An unexplained rash; Hives; Itching; Swelling of the mouth or throat; Wheezing; Difficulty breathing.

You may experience some or none of the Ampyra side effects listed. Unfortunately, there is no way for the doctor to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.

Therefore, make sure to let your doctor know if you develop any side effects while taking Ampyra or if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to Ampyra use, the doctor will be able to diagnose and treat the problem, take care, be well & safe.

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