Symmetrel(Amantadine Hydrochloride, Amantadine)
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Symmetrel Drug Information
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Amantadine is used to treat Parkinson's disease, as well as side effects caused by drugs (such as drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms), chemicals, and other medical conditions. In these cases, Symmetrel may help to improve your range of motion and ability to exercise. For the treatment of these conditions, amantadine is believed to work by restoring the balance of natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Amantadine is used to prevent or treat a certain type of flu (influenza A). If you have been infected with the flu, Symmetrel may help make your symptoms less severe and shorten the time it will take you to get better. Taking amantadine if you have been or will be exposed to the flu may help to prevent you from getting the flu. Symmetrel is an antiviral that is believed to work by stopping growth of the flu virus. Symmetrel is not a vaccine. To increase the chance that you will not get the flu, it is important to get a flu shot once a year at the beginning of every flu season, if possible. Based on the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the US, amantadine should not be used to treat or prevent influenza A because the current influenza A virus in the United States and Canada is resistant to Symmetrel. For more details, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
How to Use Symmetrel
Take Symmetrel by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. If you are taking Symmetrel twice a day and have trouble sleeping after taking it, take the second dose several hours before bedtime. If you are using the liquid form of Symmetrel, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Dosage of Symmetrel is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, the Dosage of Symmetrel is also based on body weight. Do not take more than prescribed by your doctor. Symmetrel works best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Take Symmetrel at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night. If you are taking amantadine for a viral infection, begin taking it as soon as possible. Continue taking it until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a relapse of the infection. In Parkinson's disease, the effects of the medication may not be noticed for several weeks. Do not suddenly stop taking the medication because symptoms or side effects may worsen. Your doctor may want to reduce your dose gradually. Symmetrel may not work as well after it has been taken for several months. Tell your doctor if Symmetrel stops working well.
Before taking amantadine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to rimantadine; or if you have any other allergies. Symmetrel may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Symmetrel, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,glaucoma, swelling of arms/legs (peripheral edema), heart problems (such as heart failure), blood pressure problems (such as dizziness when standing), kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood conditions (such as depression, psychosis), seizures, a certain skin condition (eczematoid dermatitis). Symmetrel may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). See also Side Effects section. If you are taking Symmetrel for Parkinson's disease, be careful not to overdo physical activity as your condition improves because this may increase your risk of falls. Consult your doctor about a plan to gradually increase your physical activity as symptoms improve. Older adults may be at a greater risk for side effects while taking Symmetrel. During pregnancy, Symmetrel should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Symmetrel passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Symmetrel, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Amantadine may interfere with the effect of certain vaccines, such as flu vaccine inhaled through the nose. However, you may get a flu shot (flu vaccine given by injection) if recommended by your doctor.
Symmetrel Side Effects
Blurred vision, nausea, stomach upset, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, constipation, nervousness, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. Remember that Symmetrel has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Symmetrel do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,purplish-red blotchy spots on the skin, swelling of the ankles/feet, difficulty urinating, vision changes, shortness of breath, mental/mood changes (such as depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts), muscle stiffness, uncontrolled muscle movements, unusual sweating, fast heartbeat, unexplained fever, unusual strong urges (such as increased gambling, increased sexual urges). Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects,seizures. Some people taking amantadine have fallen asleep suddenly during their usual daily activities (such as talking on the phone, driving). In some cases, sleep occurred without any feelings of drowsiness beforehand. This sleep effect may occur anytime during treatment with amantadine even if you have used Symmetrel for a long time. If you experience increased sleepiness or fall asleep during the day, do not drive or take part in other possibly dangerous activities until you have discussed this effect with your doctor. Your risk of this sleep effect is increased by using alcohol or other medications that can make you drowsy. See also Precautions section. A very serious allergic reaction to Symmetrel is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Symmetrel when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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