amantadine-hcl

This medicine is used to prevent or treat the flu. It may also be used to treat Parkinson disease and uncontrolled muscle movements caused by some medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

This medicine is used to prevent or treat the flu. It may also be used to treat Parkinson disease and uncontrolled muscle movements caused by some medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
CAUTIONS: DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in this product. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE of this medicine. Doing so will not improve your condition faster and may increase your risk for serious side effects. THIS MEDICINE ONLY WORKS AGAINST CERTAIN TYPES OF THE FLU. It does not treat other viral infections (such as the common cold). Be sure to use this medicine for the full course of treatment. Do not miss any doses. Not completing the full course of treatment or missing doses may prevent your infection from clearing up completely. It may also make your infection more difficult to treat in the future. IF YOU ARE TAKING THIS MEDICINE FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE, increase physical activities slowly as your symptoms improve. If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY RARELY CAUSE A SERIOUS AND LIFE-THREATENING SIDE EFFECT CALLED NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME. This and other serious side effects may occur if you suddenly stop taking this medicine. Your dose may need to be decreased slowly to avoid serious side effects. Therefore, DO NOT SUDDENLY STOP TAKING THIS MEDICINE without first checking with your doctor. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience fever, stiff muscles, confusion, abnormal thinking, fast or irregular heartbeat, and sweating. DO NOT DRINK LARGE AMOUNTS OF ALCOHOL WHILE YOU ARE TAKING THIS MEDICINE. This medicine may add to the effects of alcohol and other depressants. Use depressants or other medicines that may cause drowsiness (such as muscle relaxants or sleep aids) with caution. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines may cause drowsiness or about how much alcohol you may drink while you are taking this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS, DROWSINESS, OR BLURRED VISION. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. If dizziness occurs, sit up or stand up slowly. DO NOT BECOME OVERHEATED in hot weather or during exercise or other activities since heatstroke may occur. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE HAVING IMMUNIZATIONS (VACCINATIONS) while you are using this medicine. You usually should not receive a live nasal flu vaccine within 14 days before or 2 days after taking this medicine. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. CAUTION IS ADVISED WHEN USING THIS MEDICINE in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
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