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Amantrel is a synthetic (man-made) anti-viral and antiparkinson agent, prescribed for Parkinson's disease and also for treating certain types of flu.  It also is used to prevent and treat respiratory infections caused by influenza A virus.

Drug information on Amantrel (Amantadine) from Cipla Limited


Cipla Limited
Generic : Amantadine
10 Capsules
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Medical Condition(s) for which Amantrel may be prescribed

Side effects of Amantrel

   Most Frequent : Nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness and sleeplessness.

   Central Nervous System : Depression, anxiety, irritability, hallucinations, headache, confusion, abnormal dreams, agitation, fatigue, drowsiness and nervousness.

   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, dry mouth, constipation and diarrhea.

   Blood : Increased white blood cell count.

   Eye : Eye inflammation and dilation of pupil.

   Skin : Itching and discoloration of skin.

   Miscellaneous : Swelling in the extremities, low blood pressure and dry nose.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- Influenza A -100 mg/day for 5 days.
Prophylaxis of influenza A -100 mg/day for up to 6 wk. W/ influenza vaccination: up to 3 wk after vaccination.
Herpes zoster- 100 mg twice daily for 14 days, may continue for another 14 days if pain persists.
Parkinson's disease-100 mg/day, up to 100 mg twice daily after ≥1 wk. Max: 400 mg/day.

How to use Amantrel?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

When is Amantrel not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Amantrel

Caution should be exercised in patients with heart or liver disease, kidney impairment, skin disease, mood problems, suicidal thoughts or actions, seizures, increased eye pressure, elderly, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• It may cause heatstroke, avoid becoming overheated.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS- life- threatening neurological disorder) with the following symptoms: fever; stiff muscles, confusion, abnormal thinking, fast or irregular heartbeat and sweating; if it so consult with your doctor.

Other Precautions for Amantrel

Withdrawal should be gradual.
Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Amantrel

Oral: Store it at room temperature (20-25°C) and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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