Symmetrel (Amantadine)

(generic name: Amantadine)

Amantadine is in a class of medications called adamantanes. It is often prescribed for the treatment of Influenza (flu) virus A, as an antiviral medicine. However, the drug has been demonstrated to help reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease and drug-induced extrapyramidal reactions, chemoprophylaxis, and prophylaxis. The most prescribed daily dosage of Amantadine is 100mg (capsules or tablets). It works against influenza A virus by stopping the spread of the virus in the body.


In case of influenza A virus illness, it should be started as soon as possible, preferably within 24 to 48 hours after onset of signs and symptoms, and should be continued for 24 to 48 hours after the disappearance of signs and symptoms.


Like most pharmaceuticals, Amantadine may cause side effects. Some pf them can be pretty serious, such as:

  • suicidal tendencies

  • hallucinations

  • depression

  • not trusting others, and so on.



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The information provided here is not intended to take the place of medical advice. For guidance on topics discussed, consult your health care professional.




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