Amantrel (Amantadine HCL)
What is Amantrel (Amantadine HCL) used for?
Amantrel (Amantadine HCL) is an oral antiviral medication prescribed to treat shingles, to prevent or treat influenza A, or to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson`s disease caused by some medications. It operates by preventing or slowing the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to control the infection. Your doctor may also recommend the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Amantrel (Amantadine HCL)?
Amantrel (Amantadine HCL) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once or twice each day, but the best instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Amantrel (Amantadine HCL)?
Some patients using Amantrel (Amantadine HCL) may experience some side effects including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are fever, flu symptoms urinary retention, depression, unusual weight gain, difficulty breathing, or tremors. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems during treatment that require adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Amantrel (Amantadine HCL) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, who have epilepsy, closed angle glaucoma, a history of stomach ulcers, or severe kidney disease. Also inform your doctor if you have schizophrenia, heart failure, cardiovascular disease, or liver or kidney disorders as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Amantrel (Amantadine HCL) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Amantrel (Amantadine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.