amantadine

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amantadine

[ə′man·tə‚dēn]
(pharmacology)
C10H17N A symmetrical amine used as a viral chemoprophylactic because it selectively inhibits certain myxoviruses; also of value in the treatment of parkinsonism.
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Amantadine (Symmetrel), at a dose of 100 mg twice a day, is a classic.
These include oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) which are susceptible to the H1N1 virus, but other antiviral drugs, such as amantadine (Symmetrel) and rimantadine (Flumadine), are not.
All were susceptible to the other available influenza antiviral drugs: zanamivir (Relenza), amantadine (Symmetrel), and rimantadine (Flumadine).
The medicines range from the highly anticholinergic--such as tolterodine, Parkinson's disease drugs such as amantadine (Symmetrel), the anti-reflux medication cimetidine (Tagamet) and allergy or sleep medications containing diphenhydramine (Benadryl)--to other drugs with weaker anticholinergic effects, including anti-reflux drugs such as ranitidine, the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin) and the diuretics ("water pills") furosemide (Lasix) and hydrochlorothiazide.
Several other drugs also can be used off label, including metformin, topiramate (Topamax), and amantadine (Symmetrel).
However, four drugs have been approved to treat people who get the flu: amamadine (Symmetrel), rimantadine (Flumadine), zanamivir (Relenza), and oseltamivir (Tamiflu).
The company has also launched four products that are being marketed under its own label--dantrolene, the generic equivalent of Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Dantrium; isradipine, the generic equivalent of Reliant Pharmaceuticals LLP's DynaCire; amantadine, the generic version of Endo Pharmaceuticals' Symmetrel; and dipyridamole, the generic equivalent of Boehringer Ingelheim's Persantine.
Amantadine (Symmetrel) has demonstrated a modest benefit on MS fatigue and is much less expensive than modafinil.
The M2s are Symmetrel (amantadine) and Flumadine, both of which are dosed at 100 mg twice a day.
Keep some generic amantadine (Symmetrel by Endo Labs) in your medicine cabinet to prevent and treat flu symptoms.
Keep some generic amantidine (Symmetrel by Endo Labs) in your medicine cabinet to prevent and treat flu symptoms.