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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
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  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's side effects for pregnant women are very limited.

Mild

Is the use of Amantadine safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Amantadine may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Amantadine should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary.

Severe

What is the effect of Amantadine on the Kidneys?

Side effects of Amantadine rarely affect the kidney.

Mild

What is the effect of Amantadine on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Amantadine on liver have been reported.

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, Amantadine is not habit forming.

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

After taking Amantadine you may feel sleepy. So it is not safe to undertake these activities.

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Is it safe?

Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Amantadine.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Amantadine in mental disorders is not effective.

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Amantadine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Amantadine

When consumed with certain foods, Amantadine may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Amantadine

Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Amantadine as it can have severe side effects.

Severe
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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
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