Amantrel (Amantadine HCL)
What is Amantrel (Amantadine HCL) used for?
Amantrel (Amantadine HCL) is an oral antiviral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. It operates by preventing tremors or stiff muscle movements associated with this condition. The antiviral function that slows or stops the reproduction of virus cells makes it useful for treating or preventing Influenza A or shingles. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Amantrel (Amantadine HCL)?
Amantrel (Amantadine HCL) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once or twice each day depending on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow these doses whole with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Never split or chew the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Amantrel (Amantadine HCL)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Amantrel (Amantadine HCL) include:
Stop using the medication and immediately contact your physician if you encounter any serious side effects such as unusual weight gain, depression, trouble breathing, tremors, fever, flu symptoms, hallucinations, or thoughts of self-harm. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Amantrel (Amantadine Hydrochloride) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant or have a history of seizures, history of stomach ulcers, or severe kidney disease. You should also inform your physician if you are in a state of confusion or have congestive heart failure, hallucinations, cardiovascular disease, or psychiatric disorders. These conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring adjustments to your dosage.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Amantrel (Amantadine Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.