Opinions on Amantadine
Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:31 AM
I just recently started taking 100 mg. of Amantadine 2x/day. It really seems to have help manage my often out-of-control dyskinesias. Just wondering if anyone out there has any thoughts, advice, or experience with it. I am also taking Stalevo and Selegeline and have the Neupro patch. I've had PD for over 11 years, and this current "cocktail" of drugs seems great...I'm pretty normal and "evened out." If anyone has any information to share, I'd appreciate it!
Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:23 PM
Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:04 AM
Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:18 AM
The sinemet in 1/4 or 1/2 25/100 pills every 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours.
Hi Kim, so glad to hear from you again ! We missed you ! Hope you will feel better soon !
BTW, how do you manage to take 1/4 of a 25/100 pill? ? (25 mg of levodopa?) . Do you crush or split the pill?
Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:32 AM
Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:16 AM
I now take 1/4 of a 50/200 pill (50mg of levodopa) every three hours, but my response is minimal. I need more than 50mg and i was thinking of "experimenting" with 75mg (instead of 50) every 4 hours (instead of 3)...Thanks !!
Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:36 AM
Each day I currently take 1 mg of Azilect, 2 mg of requip and 6 tabs of levocarb 100/25 strength. For the most part I am doing well and able to do okay. I don't really excercise except for Yoga class once a week. I am quite active physically every day which makes a huge difference in a positive way. My problem is that tremors on my right side are emerging as a symptom more now than a few years ago. It seems always on the verge of "shaking things up." Does Amantadine help with tremors any?
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:42 AM
Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:26 AM
However, when I was scheduled for the DatScan, my MDS told me to stop with the Amantadine 6 days prior to the test. I complied and on day two, a Sunday, I experienced the worst case of dystonia I've ever had! In fact, by evening, the pain was so unbearable that my poor wife had to have an ambulance take me to emergency for treatment for Amantadine withdrawal. My MDS was flumoxed having never heard of such a thing. But, he did his research, apologized profusely, and found that this is possible for someone taking Amantadine for such a long period of time. It's a drug that does wonders for me but don't stop taking it without discussing with your physician.
Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:31 PM
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