Amantadine is sometimes used in the treatment of arthritis pain, neurologic pain, osteosarcoma, and declaw surgery.
Amantadine is generic Symmetrel.
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Dosage and Administration:
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet.
The actual dose to be given should be prescribed by the veterinarian.
Give medication as directed by your veterinarian.
Read and follow the label carefully.
Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed.
Give this medication for as long as your veterinarian directs.
Call ahead for refills.
Ideally, give the medication at the same time daily.
For liquids, shake well before accurately measuring the dose.
Give this medication with or without food.
Storage and Warnings:
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep in an airtight container.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
Potential side effects:
Gastrointestinal effects: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, flatulence, diarrhea
Agitation most likely to occur in first few days
Humans report various mental side effects, for example, hallucinations and dizziness
If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian
The following drugs can potentially increase the effect of amantadine: some diuretics 'water pills', quinidine heart medication and trimethoprim sulfa antibiotic
Antihistamines and similar drugs can together with amantadine cause difficulty urinating, a 'dry mouth' and an increased heart rate
Drugs that increase activity or stimulation levels may increase the agitation side effect sometimes seen with amantadine
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