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Amantadine

Amantadine Information

Amantadine Benefits & Uses

Amantadine is used to treat the following -

Amantadine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Amantadine

Amantadine

Amantadine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Amantadine is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. Dry Mouth Mild
  5. Excessive sweating
  6. Ankle Swelling
  7. Anxiety Mild
  8. Constipation Moderate
  9. Skin Discolouration दुर्लभ
  10. Insomnia Mild
  11. Dizziness Mild
  12. Drowsiness
  13. Heart Attack Severe
  14. Hallucinations
  15. Peripheral Edema
  16. Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)

Amantadine Related Warnings

Is the use of Amantadine safe for pregnant women?

Amantadine has little to no side effects in pregnant women.

Mild

Is the use of Amantadine safe during breastfeeding?

Amantadine should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

Severe

What is the effect of Amantadine on the Kidneys?

Amantadine has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Amantadine on the Liver?

Side effects of Amantadine rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Amantadine on the Heart?

Side effects of Amantadine rarely affect the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Amantadine with Other Drugs

Amantadine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Amantadine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Amantadine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Heart Failure
  3. Edema
  4. Epilepsy
  5. Eczema
  6. Liver Disease
  7. Depression
  8. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)

Frequently asked Questions about Amantadine

Is this Amantadine habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Amantadine.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Amantadine you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Amantadine should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Amantadine is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

No

Amantadine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Amantadine

Some foods when eaten with Amantadine can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Amantadine

Consuming Amantadine with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Symmetrel® (Amantadine Hydrochloride)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 432-433