I'm waiting on the VA to refill my Ampyra. I have 5pills left. Should I take 1 a day to make it last 5 days or stay with rules and only have 2 1/2 days of meds?
Holy cow, I hope you found info elsewhere. This sounds like a case where your physician and pharmacist should have been advocates for you getting a partial Rx until the rest was covered. I know the VA is impossible, but couldn't someone have helped finding some other workaround? Messing with MS treatment? Doesn't sound like a good idea. It sucks that you had to seek out info instead of having an advocate already on the job.
Also, never mess with dosage without talking to your doctor. Unless they are idiots, doctors are first line of defense before strangers on the internet. :-)
Contact your doctor immediately. Their offices have the resources with the pharmaceutical companies to get you a partial prescription until your refill comes in. If they are unable to help, you should have an advocate with the pharmaceutical company that can help. Do not wait until you run out or reduce your dosage.
- Ampyra Information for Consumers
- Ampyra Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ampyra (detailed)
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