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FIRDAPSE- amifampridine phosphate tablet

  1. Patient Information
  2. What Is Firdapse?
  3. Do Not Take Firdapse If You:
  4. Before You Take Firdapse, Tell Your Doctor About All Of Your Medical Conditions Including If You:
  5. How Should I Take Firdapse?
  6. What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Firdapse?firdapse May Cause Serious Side Effects, Including:
  7. What Are The Ingredients In Firdapse?active Ingredient:
  8. Inactive Ingredients:

Patient Information 

Advise the patient and/or caregiver to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Medication Guide).

Risk of Seizures

Inform patients that FIRDAPSE can cause seizures, and to notify their healthcare provider if they experience a seizure[
FIRDAPSE can cause seizures.

  • You could have a seizure even if you never had a seizure before.
  • Do nottake FIRDAPSE if you have ever had a seizure.
Stop taking FIRDAPSE and call your doctor right away if you have a seizure while taking FIRDAPSE.

What Is Firdapse? 

FIRDAPSE is a prescription medicine used to treat Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) in adults.
It is not known if FIRDAPSE is safe or effective in children.

Do Not Take Firdapse If You: 

  • have ever had a seizure.
    are allergic to the amifampridine phosphate,or another aminopyridine.

Before You Take Firdapse, Tell Your Doctor About All Of Your Medical Conditions Including If You: 

  • are taking another aminopyridine, such as compounded 3,4-diaminopyridine (3,4-DAP)
  • have had a seizure
  • have kidney problems
  • liver problems
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take,including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

How Should I Take Firdapse? 

  • Take FIRDAPSE exactly as your doctor tells you to take it. Do not change your dose of FIRDAPSE.
  • Do not take more than 2 tablets of FIRDAPSE at one time or more than 8 tablets in a 24-hour period.
  • FIRDAPSE can be taken with or without food.
  • If you miss a dose of FIRDAPSE, skip that dose and take your next dose at your next scheduled dose time. Do not double your dose to make up the missed dose.
  • Do not take FIRDAPSE together with other medicines known to increase the risk of seizures.
  • If you take too much FIRDAPSE, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Firdapse?firdapse May Cause Serious Side Effects, Including: 

    • Store FIRDAPSE at 68 F to 77 F (20 C to 25 C).
    • Safely throw away FIRDAPSE that is out of date or no longer needed.
    Keep FIRDAPSE and all medicines out of the reach of children.General Information about the safe and effective use of FIRDAPSE
    Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use FIRDAPSE for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give FIRDAPSE to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
    If you would like more information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about FIRDAPSE that is written for health professionals.

What Are The Ingredients In Firdapse?active Ingredient: 


Inactive Ingredients: 

calcium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, and microcrystalline cellulose.
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