Sunday, March 20, 2011

Amantadine

It is used in the form of Amantadine Hydrochloride.

Mechanism of Action:
It helps in the treatment of Parkinson's disease by increasing the amount of dopamine in brain.

Uses:
It is an Anti-viral drug, used in the symptomatic or prophylactic treatment of Influenze-A, and is also used in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease.
It may also help in reducing dyskinesias.

Adverse Effects:
It may cause seizures in elderly people when used in high doses.
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