Amantadine is used to treat Parkinson’s disease and sometimes other conditions.
Take amantadine regularly as directed with a glass of water.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Reduced number of blood cells that fight infections in your body - symptoms include: fever, chills, sore throat or generally feeling unwell
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Agitation, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations
Unusual urges (e.g. gambling, eating, spending, sex)
Unsteadiness, strange or uncontrolled movements
Swollen feet or legs, short of breath
|Tell your doctor|
Drowsiness, dizziness, trouble sleeping
Constipation, loss of appetite
Net-like red, blue or purple skin patches
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
Lightheaded or dizzy after standing up
|Stand up slowly. If it continues, or is severe, tell your doctor|
|Take with food and tell your doctor if symptoms persist|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. October 2020
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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