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Amantadine ( Symmetrel )
Amantadine ( Symmetrel ) is an antiparkinsonian drug in a class of drugs referred to as antidyskinetics. Amantadine ( Symmetrel ) is from the antiviral family used in the treatment of type-A flu infections. It is used in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease and to control movement side effects of antipsychotic drugs. Amantadine ( Symmetrel ) improves muscle control and decreases the stiffness and tremors.
Check with your physician if you are taking central nervous system depressants like antihistamines, hay fever medicines, sedatives, narcotics, anesthetics, barbiturates or muscle relaxants.
The habit-forming potential is none and long term use poses no danger.
Do not drink alcohol and take this drug.
Do not take this drug if you are pregnant ( Only take if the mother's or baby's life is endangered. )
Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant. Do not take if you are breast-feeding.
Children may take this drug, but only in low doses and most be under the care of a pediatrician or children's psychiatrist. Only use drug in small doses at first if over sixty and with close monitoring.
Do not use if: You had negative reactions to this drug in the past.
Inform your Doctor if:
Amantadine ( Symptoms or Effects )
Common: Dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea, dizziness or lightheadedness.
Rare: Spots/blotches on skin, confusion, hallucinations, mood changes, change in appetite, nervousness, constipation, disturbed sleep, headache, unusual tiredness, skin rash, depression, memory loss or problems urinating.
See physician always: Spots/blotches on skin, confusion, hallucinations, mood changes, change in appetite, nervousness, disturbed sleep, headache, skin rash, depression, memory loss or problems urinating.
See physician if severe: Dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, nausea, unusual tiredness, dizziness or lightheadedness.
See physician NOW:
Stop taking and see physician NOW: Hallucination or skin rash.
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