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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Amantadine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Amantadine hydrochloride is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
4 doctors shared insights

Amantadine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Amantadine hydrochloride is a flu/influenza agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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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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How effective is amantadine in treating brain fog/head pressure when suffering from post concussion syndrome?

Appears promising!: Study showed Pts.who had not spontaneously recovered from concussion following a period of cognitive and physical rest, and were still experiencing persistent neurocognitive deficits and concussion symptoms at 3 to 4 weeks post-injury, reported a significant decrease in reported symptoms as well as improvements in verbal memory and reaction time on neurocognitive tests compared to a control group ...Read more

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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Not exactly: If you have a moderate degree of renal disease, metformin can cause lactic acidosis, which is very serious. If you do not have renal disease, metformin is quite safe. ...Read more

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How can we cure nervousness and mild termor caused by taking ciprofloxin hydrochloride? Is this side effect reversible after being controled?

How can we cure nervousness and mild termor caused by taking ciprofloxin hydrochloride? Is this side effect reversible after being controled?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) tremor: These side effects resolve after you come off cipro (ciprofloxacin). It can take 10 to 60 days. To help, exercise steadily twice a day, minimize caffeine and sugar, and as able get involved in relaxation maneuvers and even yoga. If protracted, acupuncture helps tremendously. Be careful with exercise. Stay light and steady. Do not overload muscles. Walking briskly, very easy jog, cycling, rowing best. ...Read more

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What side effects of nephazoline hydrochloride?

What side effects of nephazoline hydrochloride?

Naphazoline drops: The adverse reactions include: ocular: mydriasis, increased redness, irritation, discomfort, blurring, punctate keratitis, lacrimation, increased intraocular pressure. Systemic: dizziness, headache, nausea, sweating, nervousness, drowsiness, weakness, hypertension, cardiac irregularities, and hyperglycemia. ...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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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?

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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