Amantadine and flu shot
Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:57 PM
1. What effect will suddenly stopping the Amantadine have on my system?
2. Can I resume my normal full dose of Amantadine after 2 weeks, or should I work my way up again?
Thank you very much.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:06 AM
Make sure you check with your dr who prescribed the amantadine for you before stopping it. What I did not get a chance to say was that company that makes the flu shots recommends that anyone on an anti-viral stop taking it 24 hours before the injection and wait until 14 days after to start taking it again. Since the flu shot is a live strain, any anti-vital may kill the flu vaccine.
That is the general rule of thumb, but please check with your dr before stopping the amantidine.
Mark R. Comes R.Ph.
"Ask The Pharmacist"
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