Amantadine

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Contents

Introduction

The first effective drug to treat or more importantly prevent influenza, its clinical use now is more in Parkinson's disease, which may be one factor in fairly high resistance to it now by influenza. It has also been shown to shorten functional recovery after traumatic brain injury associated with loss of consciousness
PMID link to reference awaited
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Clinical Use

Indications

Administration

Oral

Clinical Issues

  • Fair amount of influenza resistance
  • Fairly low therapeutic index

Contra-indications

Cautions and Interactions

Side effects

Special advice

Pharmacology