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Doctor insights on: Amantadine For Weight Loss

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Does amantadine bring on euphoria?

Does amantadine bring on euphoria?

Possibly: Amantadine is a medication approved to treat the flu and is used as an anti-parkinson agent. There are a number of psychiatric side effects including psychosis, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, hallucinations and confusion. With so many psychiatric side effects one might interpret a person becoming euphoric. Recent evidence suggests it is not as effective as previously reported. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What is the combined effect of amantadine and cyproheptadine?

What is the combined effect of amantadine and cyproheptadine?

Caution advised...: The combination of amantadine and Cyproheptadine may cause increased anticholinergic adverse effects. Use with caution. ...Read more

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Can you use amantadine for fatique (ms)?

Can you use amantadine for fatique (ms)?

Yes: I have used it for many years with many patients suffering not just from MS, but other CNS and even chronic inflamatory illnesses (RA / SLE) with any slowed processing. May also improve executive functioning in some individuals. Be aware of rare corneal edema cases. ...Read more

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Can amantadine cause obsessive compulsive behaviour?

Can amantadine cause obsessive compulsive behaviour?

Yes!: One of the established and common side effects of amantadine is compulsive behaviors but not ocd. ...Read more

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How effective is amantadine for treating Parkinson's disease?

Does help: But amantadine is truly an adjunctive drug which does NOT supplant L-DOPA or dopamine agonists, and is only infrequently used these days. Benefits are minimal and often very insufficient. ...Read more

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Amantadine, low dose (25-50mgs), for cfs/me? Works/ doesn't/unknown?

Amantadine, low dose (25-50mgs), for cfs/me? Works/ doesn't/unknown?

It is rarely helpful: There are some theoretical reasons why it can help and anecdotal evidence for its utilization although amantadine is a relatively challenging medicine to both tolerate as a patient and dose as a clinician so it requires a lot of fine tuning to be a useful intervention. I would talk with your prescribing doctor about how it makes you feel and I hope it could be a useful treatment approach for you! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take anti-viral amantadine for a common cold that has lasted more than a month?

Is it okay to take anti-viral amantadine for a common cold that has lasted more than a month?

Cold: If you have cold symptoms which have lasted more than a month, you should see a doctor and be evaluated. It may be nothing much but maybe it is something more than a cold or series of colds dragging on. ...Read more

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Dear doctor I'm using amantadine 100mg, and I ran out of it, and my regular doctor is on vacation, so can you please prescribe me that? Thank you

Prescribing: To use a HealthTap doctor for your individual medical needs, get a consultation with a doctor who can help you. Often we find that if you click on the option for a consult in the next hour, it results in a very rushed interaction with only a few minutes of texting -- not so good. However if you choose the option to get a response in the next 24 hours (the "inbox consult") these work great. ...Read more

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What is amantadine?

What is amantadine?

Duel Purpose: Amantadine is a medication approved to treat the flu and is used as an anti-parkinson agent. There are a number of psychiatric side effects including psychosis, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, hallucinations and confusion. Recent evidence suggests it is not as effective as previously reported in the treatment of the flu or in reducing Parkinson's symptoms. ...Read more

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What is amantadine used for?

What is amantadine used for?

Amantadine: Used as an antiviral and antiparkinson's drug

for info:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Amantadine ...Read more

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Will taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) effect amantadine?

Will taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) effect amantadine?

Not significantly: There should not be a significant interaction between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Amantadine. ...Read more

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Can parkinson's. Medicine give me highbood pressure I taking mirapex. 1.5. Mg amantadine 100mg azilect (rasagiline). 1 mg.?

Can parkinson's. Medicine give me highbood pressure I taking mirapex. 1.5. Mg amantadine 100mg azilect (rasagiline). 1 mg.?

PD MEDS & HTN: There is no evidence in the medical literature that Mirapex, Azilect (rasagiline) and Amantadine will increase the blood pressure however if the Parkinson's patient has orthostatic hypotension dopamine agonist such as Mirapex can worsen it. I have not seen Mirapex, Amantadine or Azilect (rasagiline) increase blood pressure in my patients. ...Read more

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My sister (who has schizoeffective disorder) told me her doctor has her on prozac, trilafon, (perphenazine) and amantadine. Doesn't amantadine increase psychoses?

My sister (who has schizoeffective disorder) told me her doctor has her on prozac, trilafon, (perphenazine) and amantadine. Doesn't amantadine increase psychoses?

Amantadine: There is a potential for the side effect of psychosis with use of amantadine. But in general - it doesn't increase psychosis. In this situation it is used to prevent possible Trilafon side effects. ...Read more

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If I hold something my hands start to shake bringing cup to mouth, handwriting, etc is difficult. Started amantadine 5 days before symptom onset have now ceased taking symptoms still occurring, cause?

If I hold something my hands start to shake bringing cup to mouth, handwriting, etc is difficult. Started amantadine 5 days before symptom onset have now ceased taking symptoms still occurring, cause?

Medications: The shaking may be related to your current medications. Also, abrupt discontinuation of amantadine may lead to neurological symptoms. You should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dear doctor. I'm talking amantadine for sexual dysfunction, and I ran out of it, and my regular doctor is on vacation, so can you please prescribe me?

Dear doctor. I'm talking amantadine for sexual dysfunction, and I ran out of it, and my regular doctor is on vacation, so can you please prescribe me?

Not on this forum: Try our other forums that provide medical care (called HealthTap PRIME or CONCIERGE). PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world. The fees are the same, regardless of whether or not the doctor prescribes a medication. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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