I am participating in a study about head injuries and element of it is taking this drug amantadine. Can anybody share any experiences or knowledge about this drug?
Reply by Susan S
It is a drug utilized to counteract the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s, and also employed for symptoms of flu. As a nurse, I have administered it, but I have not taken it myself.
Answer by dummy
it is an antiviral drug that is utilised to avoid finding the flu – related to the current well-known drug named Tamiflu that was publicized for preventing the “bird flu”
one more use for amantadine is in Parkinson patients. it can support enhance a chemical called dopamine in the brain.
Amantadine can also be utilised in head injury sufferers to aid with their consideration and concentration.
this drug does not have a excellent deal of side effect and it is typically fairly safe and sound.
Answer by lyyman
As over and it really should be utilized just before the onset
of the virus, which if I bear in mind is called prophylactic. They frequently do the identical with penicillins numerous days before a surgery. There are very few antivirals. I do not know the expense of interferon , but it was about $ 1500 US a dose.