Active Ingredient Amantadine

Active Ingredient Details

What is Amantadine?

An antiviral that is used in the prophylactic or symptomatic treatment of influenza A. It is also used as an antiparkinsonian agent, to treat extrapyramidal reactions, and for postherpetic neuralgia. The mechanisms of its effects in movement disorders are not well understood but probably reflect an increase in synthesis and release of dopamine, with perhaps some inhibition of dopamine uptake.

What is the usage for Amantadine?

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. Based on the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the US, amantadine should not be used to treat or prevent influenza A because the current influenza A virus in the United States and Canada is resistant to this medication. For more details, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Amantadine is also used to treat Parkinson's disease, as well as side effects caused by drugs (e.g., drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms), chemicals, 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 many products in the NDC database contain Amantadine?

The NDC database has 4 products with the active ingredient Amantadine. The following table lists all the products that have this active ingredient.

NDC Products with Amantadine

NDC Proprietary Name Non-Proprietary Name Dosage Form Route Name Company Name Status
11014-0234Proprietary Name: AmantadineCapsuleCatalent Pharma Solutions, LlcACTIVE
11014-0245Proprietary Name: AmantadineCapsuleCatalent Pharma Solutions, LlcACTIVE
70482-085Proprietary Name: Gocovri AmantadineCapsule, Coated PelletsOralAdamas Pharma, LlcACTIVE
70482-170Proprietary Name: Gocovri AmantadineCapsule, Coated PelletsOralAdamas Pharma, LlcACTIVE