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amantadine/aman·ta·dine/ (ah-man´tah-dēn) an antiviral compound used as the hydrochloride salt to treat influenza A; also used as an antidyskinetic in the treatment of parkinsonism and drug-induced extrapyramidal reactions.
A drug, C10H17, used in its hydrochloride form as an antiviral agent and treatment for Parkinson's disease.
amantadineAn antiviral agent that prevents the release of viral nucleic acid into the host cells, which is most effective against influenza virus; in parkinsonism, amantadine increases presynaptic dopamine release, blocks dopamine reuptake into the presynaptic neurons and has anticholinergic effects.
Nausea, vertigo, confusion, hallucinations, anxiety, restlessness, depression, irritability, peripheral oedema, orthostatic hypotension, psychotic reaction.