New M.S. Medicine may be for the Birds

I asked my neurologist about a new medicine for M.S. that was being "fast-tracked" through FDA approval. It's supposed to enable people with all levels of M.S. to be able to walk faster and see more clearly. He told me the medication had been around for quite a while and that I could get it immediately at a compounded pharmacy, off label. When I asked what "on-label" use would be he changed the conversation and wrote me a script. The name of the medicine is Aminopyridine (4). I shouldn't have looked it up, but I did. I consulted with my naturopath (I believe in holistic as well as traditional medicine) and she suggested that I speak to the pharmacist at the compounding pharmacy. Of course, by then, I already knew that the trade name is Avitrol and it's used (in large doses) for bird control. I used to work as an HR manager for a roofing company. My pharmacist advised me that it's been used in Canada for years and that folks with M.S. have been having quite a good result from it. Aminopyridine (4) is supposed to cause the nerve fibers to fire off more frequently allowing more impulses through the nerve regardless of the condition of the myelin. It can cause sleeplessness and nausea - so here I am, at 4 a.m., writing about it. The pharmacist told me that the only hold-up with the FDA is that big pharma is going to manufacture the drug in time-release form. He says taking it in low doses twice a day is a more effective way to take it. My neurologist says I should see noticable improvement in my walking in about two weeks. Hopefully the side-effects will subside by then. My motivation for trying the drug is to be able to exercise effectively enough to be able to control my weight and get a decent cardiovascular work-out. We'll see....


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  2. For more information regarding aminopyridine-4 and ms see: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/treatments/medications/4-aminopyridine-and-3-4-diaminopyridine/index.aspx

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