Medication Information Leaflet
Amantadine can be used alone or in combination with other medications (e.g. Levodopa preparations) in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects body movement. This medication helps to improve muscle control and allows more normal body movements.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Some rare but serious side effects includes
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
You should avoid taking alcohol when on Amantadine as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness or confusion.
The following medications may affect the efficacy of Amantadine. Discuss with your healthcare professional regarding alternative medications.
Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Keep this medication away from children.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing it into the rubbish chute or bin.
Please take note that the above is not a complete list of all possible side effects. If you have any concerns about your medication or if you have other side effects that you think are caused by this medication, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.
This article is jointly developed by members of the National Medication Information workgroup. The workgroup consists of cluster partners (National Healthcare Group, National University Health System and SingHealth), community pharmacies (Guardian, Unity and Watsons) and Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore. The content does not reflect drug availability and supply information in pharmacies and healthcare institutions. You are advised to check with the respective institutions for such information.
Last updated on Mar 2023
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