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Indications and Purposes

Indications And Usage Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp Are Indicated For The Prophylaxis And Treatment Of Signs And Symptoms Of Infection Caused By Various Strains Of Influenza A Virus. Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp Are Also Indicated In The Treatment Of Parkinsonism And Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Reactions. Influenza A Prophylaxis: Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp Are Indicated For Chemoprophylaxis Against Signs And Symptoms Of Influenza A Virus Infection. Because Amantadine Hydrochloride Does Not Completely Prevent The Host Immune Response To Influenza A Infection, Individuals Who Take This Drug May Still Develop Immune Responses To Natural Disease Or Vaccination And May Be Protected When Later Exposed To Antigenically Related Viruses. Following Vaccination During An Influenza A Outbreak, Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp Prophylaxis Should Be Considered For The 2- To 4-Week Time Period Required To Develop An Antibody Response. Influenza A Treatment: Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp Are Also Indicated In The Treatment Of Uncomplicated Respiratory Tract Illness Caused By Influenza A Virus Strains Especially When Administered Early In The Course Of Illness. There Are No Well-Controlled Clinical Studies Demonstrating That Treatment With Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp Will Avoid The Development Of Influenza A Virus Pneumonitis Or Other Complications In High Risk Patients. There Is No Clinical Evidence Indicating That Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp Are Effective In The Prophylaxis Or Treatment Of Viral Respiratory Tract Illnesses Other Than Those Caused By Influenza A Virus Strains. The Following Points Should Be Considered Before Initiating Treatment Or Prophylaxis With Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp: Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp Is Not A Substitute For Early Vaccination On An Annual Basis As Recommended By The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices. Influenza Viruses Change Over Time. Emergence Of Resistance Mutations Could Decrease Drug Effectiveness. Other Factors (for Example, Changes In Viral Virulence) Might Also Diminish Clinical Benefit Of Antiviral Drugs. Prescribers Should Consider Available Information On Influenza Drug Susceptibility Patterns And Treatment Effects When Deciding Whether To Use Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp. Parkinson's Disease/syndrome: Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp Are Indicated In The Treatment Of Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease (paralysis Agitans), Postencephalitic Parkinsonism, And Symptomatic Parkinsonism Which May Follow Injury To The Nervous System By Carbon Monoxide Intoxication. It Is Indicated In Those Elderly Patients Believed To Develop Parkinsonism In Association With Cerebral Arteriosclerosis. In The Treatment Of Parkinson's Disease, Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp Are Less Effective Than Levodopa, (-),-3-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-L-Alanine, And Its Efficacy In Comparison With The Anticholinergic Antiparkinson Drugs Has Not Yet Been Established. Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Reactions: Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp Are Indicated In The Treatment Of Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Reactions. Although Anticholinergic-Type Side Effects Have Been Noted With Amantadine Hydrochloride Capsules, Usp When Used In Patients With Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Reactions, There Is A Lower Incidence Of These Side Effects Than That Observed With The Anticholinergic Antiparkinson Drugs.

All Formulated Excipients (10 Total)

Name Structure Kind Function Status
1. Ferric Oxide Yellow FERRIC OXIDE YELLOW Molecular
2. Gelatin GELATIN Unresolved
3. Glycerin GLYCERIN Molecular MISC-Miscellaneous FS-Substances permitted as optional ingredient in a standardized food.
4. Soybean Oil SOYBEAN OIL Unresolved
5. Sorbitol SORBITOL Molecular MISC-Miscellaneous GRAS-Generally recognized as safe.
6. Sorbitan SORBITAN Molecular
7. Mannitol MANNITOL Molecular NUTR-Nutrient GRAS-Generally recognized as safe.
8. Titanium Dioxide TITANIUM DIOXIDE Unresolved DYE-Dye
9. White Wax WHITE WAX Unresolved
10. Vegetable Shortening VEGETABLE SHORTENING Unresolved

Active Ingredients ( 1 Total)

Name Structure ZINC ID(s)
1. Amantadine Hydrochloride AMANTADINE HYDROCHLORIDE ZINC968256