Information about Amantadine
Amantadine is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
How Amantadine works
Amantadine 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.
Common side effects of Amantadine
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)
Available Medicine for Amantadine
ParkitidinSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
AmantexIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
EnsorexAlteus Biogenics Pvt Ltd
₹149 to ₹1832 variant(s)
ComantrelConsern Pharma Limited
₹95 to ₹1102 variant(s)
Expert advice for Amantadine
- 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.