amantadine (Symmetrel - Discontinued) (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Amantadine is used for the prevention or treatment of infections with influenza A, especially for individuals at high-risk such as immunosuppressed patients and nursing home residents. It should not be used as a substitute for vaccination for influenza. Amantadine also is used for control of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and for treatment of drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most frequent side effects associated with amantadine that can appear after a few hours or several days of therapy include:

Less common side effects include:


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