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Amantex 193mg Tablet ER


Product introduction

Amantex 193mg Tablet ER is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat Parkinson’s disease. It can also be used to treat drug-induced movement disorder. It works by increasing the levels of a chemical called dopamine in the brain, which is important for controlling movement.

Amantex 193mg Tablet ER is also used to prevents and treats influenza infection. The antiviral poperty of the medicine works against the viruses to prevent their and multiplication. Amantex 193mg Tablet ER may be taken with or without food. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. You should finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor. This medicine may put you at a higher risk of having seizures, so it is better to talk to your doctor if you have any history of seizures or taking medication for it.

Some common side effects of Amantex 193mg Tablet ER include nausea, dryness in the mouth, constipation, blurred vision, insomnia (difficulty sleeping), hallucinations, peripheral edema and balance disorder (loss of balance). It may initially cause dizziness and lowering of blood pressure while standing, so rise slowly and do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Uses of Amantex Tablet ER

Benefits of Amantex Tablet ER

In Treatment of Parkinson's disease

Amantex 193mg Tablet ER is one of the most effective medications to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease such as tremors, muscle stiffness and difficulty moving. It increases the amount of a chemical called dopamine in the brain which helps in coordination of body movements. This medicine can therefore enhance the quality of life by improving the ability to carry out daily functions in a better manner.

Side effects of Amantex Tablet ER

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Amantex

  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Hallucination
  • Peripheral edema
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)

How to use Amantex Tablet ER

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Amantex 193mg Tablet ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amantex Tablet ER works

Amantex 193mg Tablet ER is a dopamine agonist that treats Parkinson's disease. It works by increasing the amount of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain which regulates body movements. It also has an antiviral property. It works against viruses to prevent their growth and multiplication. It also appears to restricts the viruses to release infectious chemicals (viral nucleic acid) to enter into the body. Thus, it prevents and treats influenza infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Amantex 193mg Tablet ER.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amantex 193mg Tablet ER may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amantex 193mg Tablet ER is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Amantex 193mg Tablet ER may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Amantex 193mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Amantex 193mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Amantex 193mg Tablet ER is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Amantex 193mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amantex 193mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
It may cause a transient increase in liver enzymes.

What if you forget to take Amantex Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Amantex 193mg Tablet ER, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.\n

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Quick tips

  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • It may cause blurring of vision or affect mental ability. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
  • It may put you at a higher risk of having seizures. Talk to your doctor if you have a history of seizures or are taking medication for it.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice an urge to gamble, increased sexual urges, binge eating, or uncontrolled spending.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Synthetic Tricyclic Amine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Dopamine facilitator

Interaction with drugs

Taking Amantex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Pramipex, Pramipar, Prami
Serious
Brand(s): Bupro, Bupep, Bupagen
Moderate

Patient concerns

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Parkinson's disease tremors ,Insomnia.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Use Dhanadanayanadi kashayam 15ml twice a day with 15 ml water before food and Zandopa 10 grams twice a day witk milk after food and Tab Dhanvantari Vati 1-0-1 after food for 2 months
Parkinson's disease for 25 yrs. Taking allopathy Suggestions needed
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Kindly consult to any good Ayuvedic Panchkarma center. Panchkarma therapy will give you some result .
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FAQs

Q. Does Amantex 193mg Tablet ER cause constipation?

Yes, constipation is a common side effect of Amantex 193mg Tablet ER, though it does not occur in everyone. Consult your doctor or a dietician if constipation persists and is troublesome.

Q. Is Amantex 193mg Tablet ER used for pain?

Though it is not an approved use, Amantex 193mg Tablet ER has been shown to be effective in relieving pain related to nerve disorder. Amantex 193mg Tablet ER is a prescription medicine, and you should take it for relief of pain only if advised by the doctor.

Q. Does Amantex 193mg Tablet ER cause fatigue?

Yes, Amantex 193mg Tablet ER causes fatigue and sleepiness which may affect some patients’ ability to drive and operate machinery safely.

Q. What happens when I stop taking Amantex 193mg Tablet ER?

Do not stop taking this medicine or lower the dose without first checking with your doctor. If required, your doctor will gradually reduce the amount you take each day before stopping it completely. Abruptly stopping Amantex 193mg Tablet ER may result in worsening of Parkinsonism. It may also cause delirium, agitation, delusions, hallucinations, paranoid reaction, stupor, anxiety, depression, or slurred speech.

Q. Is Amantex 193mg Tablet ER a dopamine agonist?

Yes, Amantex 193mg Tablet ER is a dopamine agonist. Dopamine is needed to control movements in the brain. Amantex 193mg Tablet ER works by increasing the amount of dopamine, thereby helping in controlling the movements in Parkinson’s disease.

Q. Can I take Amantex 193mg Tablet ER any time during the day? Should the dose be taken before meal?

Yes, Amantex 193mg Tablet ER can be taken at any time during the day, with or without food. Try to take the medicine at about the same time each day, as directed by your doctor. Taking your medicine at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you to remember when to take your medicine.

Q. Can Amantex 193mg Tablet ER get you high?

The use of Amantex 193mg Tablet ER may cause impulse control disorders in which you may have strong urges to gamble, increased sexual urges, intense urges to spend money, binge eating, and other intense urges. Additionally, there is the inability to control these urges. If such symptoms are experienced then dose reduction or tapered discontinuation should be considered.

Q. Does Amantex 193mg Tablet ER affect fertility?

No, Amantex 193mg Tablet ER is not known to affect fertility in humans.

Q. Can Amantex 193mg Tablet ER cause weight loss?

Decreased weight and body mass index may occur with continued Amantex 193mg Tablet ER usage. If you have any concerns regarding weight loss consult your doctor or a nutritionist.

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