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Amantadine 100mg Tablets 56's

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Description
Amantadine is used to prevent or treat a certain type of flu (influenza A). If you have been infected with the flu, this medication may help make your symptoms less severe and shorten the time it will take you to get better. Taking amantadine if you have been or will be exposed to the flu may help to prevent you from getting the flu. This medication is an antiviral that is believed to work by stopping growth of the flu virus. This medication is not a vaccine. To increase the chance that you will not get the flu, it is important to get a flu shot once a year at the beginning of every flu season, if possible. Amantadine is also used to treat Parkinson's disease, as well as side effects caused by drugs (e.g., drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms), chemicals, and other medical conditions. In these cases, this medication may help to improve your range of motion and ability to exercise. For the treatment of these conditions, amantadine is believed to work by restoring the balance of natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
How to use
Influenza A Treatment, Pediatric:
NOTE: Because of resistance, amantadine is no longer recommended for prophylaxis or treatment of influenza A; refer to current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations.
Children 1-9 years or less than 40 kg (any age): 5 mg/kg/day orally in single dose or divided every 12 hours; not to exceed 150 mg/day.
Children 10 years and older and less than 40 kg: 5 mg/kg/day orally divided every 12 hours.
Children 10 years and older and 40 kg or more: 100 mg orally every 12 hours.
Precautions
Contraindications: -Congestive heart failure of any severity. -Hypersensitivity. -Hemostatic disorders or active pathologic bleeding (e.g., bleeding peptic ulcer, intracranial bleeding) due to reversible platelet aggregation.