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|Generic Name||Amantadine Hcl|
About the drug:
Amantrel drug is used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Amantadine HCl, the active ingredient is an antiviral drug that inhibits the actions of viruses in the body. It is also used in the treatment and prevention of Influenza A which is a viral infection. However, Amantadine HCl is not recommended in some flu seasons as some flu strains may be resistant to this drug.
Uses of the drug:
This medicine is prescribed in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and ‘Parkinson like’ symptoms like stiffness and shaking that may be induced by use of certain drugs. It is also used as an antiviral drug.
Working of the drug:
No dominant mechanism of action of Amantadine HCl is established till now. There are various pathways through which the drug exhibits both antiviral and anti parkinsonian activity. For the treatment of parkinson’s symptoms the drug is known to induce the release of dopamine and nor epinephrine.
Amantrel 100 mg is manufactured by Cipla, India. You can buy Amantrel online at alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
This drug is available in the capsule form in the following strength on our website:
- Amantrel 100 mg
Before you take this drug:
Do not take this drug if you:
- Are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- Are pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or planning to breast feed
- Have narcolepsy
- An enlarged prostate
- Have urinary problems
- Have severe bladder infection
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have serious kidney problems
- Have liver problem
- Have serious heart complaint
- Have intolerances to some sugars like lactose intolerance
How much to take the drug?
The generally recommended dosage is one time in a day. Always take the drug dose as prescribed by the doctor only. Never change the dosage, start, or stop using the drug without doctor’s permission. Always complete the dose.
How to take the drug?
Swallow the capsule with one glass full of water. Do not break the capsule. Take the drug exactly as directed. This drug should be combined with well balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables. It is best to take this medicine with food. You can buy Amantrel online at alldaychemist.com.
If you are taking this medicine for Influenza A, start taking it 24 to 48 hours after flu symptoms begin. Follow your doctor’s directions carefully. Take the capsule at the same time each day, so as to avoid forgetting the dose. This should become a habit for you to take the capsule until the doctor tells you to stop the drug.
For how long to take it?
Amantadine HCl controls Parkinson's disease symptoms, but does not cure it. It may take several months before you start noticing the full benefit of this drug.
Too much of the drug may cause serious side effects like too much of muscle stiffness etc. You may require urgent medical help in this situation. In such a case visit nearest healthcare center or call your doctor immediately.
In case you forget to take the dose, skip the dose and take the next dose on the recommended time period if it’s too late but if it’s less than 1 hour of the meal then go and take it. Do not double up the dose for the missed one.
Side effects of the drug:
Amantadine HCl can some rare but serious side effects such as purplish-red blotchy spots on the skin, swelling of the ankles and feet, difficulty in urinating, vision changes, shortness of breath, mood and behavior changes (depression, suicidal thoughts or attempt, compulsive behavior like gambling urges), muscle stiffness, uncontrolled muscle movements, unusual sweating, or seizures.
The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to Amantadine HCl. If you get any serious side effects due to this medication, contact your doctor right away.
Common drug interactions:
Some drugs that can interact with Amantadine HCl include Atropine, Dicyclomine, Glycopyrrolate, Hyoscyamine, Mepenzolate, Propantheline, Methscopolamine, Scopolamine, Quinine, Quinidine, a Diuretic, or Phenothiazines. However, these are not the only medicines that can interact with Amantadine HCl. There may be others as well. Inform your doctor about all other medicines and related products which you may be using. Never start a new medication without consulting your doctor first.
Things to remember:
- One should never exceed the dose prescribed by doctor
- Do not give this medicine to anyone else
- This medicine could affect your ability to drive or operate machinery