Amantadine Oral Capsule 100Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Amantadine: Oral capsule (100mg)

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Amantadine 100mg Cap
Lannett Co Inc
Pill Identification: 1704 
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Amantadine 100mg Cap
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc
Pill Identification: C-122 
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Amantadine 100mg Cap
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG 634 GG 634 
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Amantadine 100mg Cap
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc
Pill Identification: GG 634 GG 634 

What is this Medicine?

AMANTADINE (a MAN ta deen) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to prevent and to treat a specific type of flu called influenza A. It will not work for colds, other types of flu, or other viral infections. This medicine is also used to treat Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Amantadine: Oral capsule(100mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Amantadine Hydrochloride 100mg Capsule

NDC: 005271704
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Influenza A Virus Infection, Drug-induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms, Parkinson's Disease, Seasonal Influenza Prophylaxis, Parkinsonism

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Huntington's Disease (Huntington's Chorea), Fatigue

Storage Information
Protect from moisture
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Amantadine Hydrochloride 100mg Capsule
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Lannett Co Inc
Pill Identification: 1704 
Shape: capsule
Color: yellow

Reported Side Effects for Amantadine Hydrochloride 100mg Capsule

Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Thoughts Of Suicide Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elated Mood Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hyperkinesis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dysarthria Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Corneal Opacification Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Corneal Edema Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Photosensitivity Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heart Failure Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Loss Of Memory Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Psychosis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Visual Impairment Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Retaining Urine Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nightmares Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Livedo Reticularis Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Distressed Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Irritability Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hallucinations Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Confusion Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
5.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
5.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
5.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Amantadine Hydrochloride 100mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Amantadine Hydrochloride 100mg Capsule(Amantadine Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Amantadine Hydrochloride(Amantadine Hydrochloride)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking Amantadine. If you have drink alcoholic drinks while taking Amantadine you may experience dizziness, confusion, or lightheadedness and fainting, especially when standing.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Amantadine Hydrochloride 100mg Capsule(Amantadine Hydrochloride)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Amantadine Hydrochloride(Amantadine Hydrochloride)
Limit Caffeine use while taking Amantadine. This includes limiting caffeine intake in foods (examples coffees, colas, teas, and chocolate), in medicines, and in herbal supplements.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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