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Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free)

Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) are a solid dosage form, composed of two gelatin or vegetarian shells that enclose the medication. This formulation allows for easy swallowing and provides a precise dosage of the active ingredients. It is used to treat conditions such as Parkinson's Disease, Influenza, Multiple Sclerosis, Narcolepsy, and Alzheimer's Disease. Our compounding pharmacists at Bayview Pharmacy are experienced in providing this medication.

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Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) is a compounded formulation of medication used to treat a variety of conditions. This medication is presented in solid dosage forms composed of two gelatin or vegetarian shells that enclose the medication. This design allows for convenient and easy swallowing, and provides a precise dosage of the active ingredients. It is gluten-free, making it suitable for individuals with dietary restrictions.

This medication is used to treat Parkinson's Disease, Influenza A, Multiple Sclerosis, Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. As an antiviral and anticholinergic medication, it works by blocking the action of certain neurotransmitters in the brain.

For patients with Parkinson's Disease, Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) can help reduce symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with movement, while also improving balance and coordination. In the case of Influenza A, this medication can help reduce the severity and duration of the illness, and decrease the risk of complications from the virus.

For individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) can help alleviate symptoms such as fatigue, muscle spasms, and difficulty with movement. It is also beneficial for patients with Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms, helping to reduce symptoms like tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with movement.

For those suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) can help reduce symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. This medication is a safe and effective option for treating a variety of conditions. If you have any questions about this formulation, please do not hesitate to reach out for more information.

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Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) is a compounded formulation designed for the treatment of various conditions including Parkinson's Disease, Influenza A, Multiple Sclerosis, Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This medication is an antiviral and anticholinergic agent that functions by inhibiting the action of specific chemicals in the brain that play a crucial role in the transmission of nerve impulses.

In the context of Parkinson's Disease, Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) is utilized to alleviate symptoms such as tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia. For Influenza A, it serves to reduce the severity and duration of symptoms. When treating Multiple Sclerosis, it is used to decrease the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms. In cases of Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms, it is employed to lessen the severity of symptoms like tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia. For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, it is used to mitigate symptoms such as shortness of breath and wheezing.

Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) should be consumed as directed by your healthcare provider. If you have any queries regarding the use of this formulation, please do not hesitate to contact your healthcare provider. This medication is enclosed in two gelatin or vegetarian shells, making it easy to swallow and ensuring a precise dosage of the active ingredients.

How Does it Work

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Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) is a compounded formulation of an antiviral and antiparkinsonian medication. This medication is used to treat a variety of conditions, each with its unique therapeutic approach. In the treatment of Parkinson's Disease, it works by increasing the levels of dopamine in the brain, which aids in improving movement and reducing tremors. For Influenza A, it functions by inhibiting the virus from replicating and spreading, thereby helping to control the infection.

In the case of Multiple Sclerosis, Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) is used to decrease the frequency and severity of muscle spasms, providing relief to the patients. It is also effective in treating Drug-Induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms, which are side effects of certain medications that cause involuntary movements. These symptoms can be distressing and debilitating, and this medication helps to control them.

Furthermore, it is used in the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It works by reducing inflammation in the lungs and improving breathing, thereby enhancing the quality of life for patients with this chronic condition. The medication is taken orally, usually once or twice a day, as per the prescribed dosage. It is crucial to adhere to the prescribed dosage for optimal therapeutic effect. If you have any queries about how to take this medication, it is recommended to consult with your healthcare provider.

Other Uses

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Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) are a versatile medication that can be used to treat a variety of conditions. These include drug-induced extrapyramidal reactions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and chronic fatigue syndrome. This formulation has also been used off-label to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Furthermore, Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) have been found to reduce the severity of symptoms associated with the common cold, such as fever, sore throat, and cough. They may also be used to alleviate the discomfort caused by the herpes simplex virus, including pain, itching, and burning.

It is crucial to understand that this formulation is not intended to replace any other medications prescribed for these conditions. Always consult with your healthcare provider before making any changes to your medication regimen. If you have any questions about the use of Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules (Gluten Free) for any other condition, please consult with a healthcare professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the composition of Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules?

Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules are solid dosage forms composed of two gelatin or vegetarian shells that enclose the medication. This design allows for convenient and easy swallowing, and provides a precise dosage of the active ingredients.

Are Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules gluten-free?

Yes, Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules are gluten-free, making them suitable for individuals with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

What is the benefit of the capsule form of Amantadine HCl 100 mg?

The capsule form allows for easy swallowing and ensures a precise dosage of the active ingredients. This can be particularly beneficial for patients who have difficulty swallowing tablets or those who require a precise dosage of medication.

Are the capsules made of gelatin or are they vegetarian?

The capsules can be composed of either gelatin or vegetarian shells. This makes them suitable for a wide range of dietary preferences and restrictions.

What is the active ingredient in Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules?

The active ingredient in these capsules is Amantadine Hydrochloride, which is typically used to treat or prevent certain types of flu or to treat Parkinson's disease and uncontrolled muscle movements caused by some medicines.

How should I store Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules?

Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Can I open the capsule and mix the contents with food or drink?

It is generally recommended to swallow the capsule whole for the most effective results. However, if you have difficulty swallowing the capsule, consult with your healthcare provider for alternative methods of administration.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

What are the potential side effects of Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules?

Side effects can include dizziness, lightheadedness, or trouble sleeping. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Can I take Amantadine HCl 100 mg Capsules if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding. Your healthcare provider will be able to advise you on the best course of action.

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No compounded medications are reviewed by the FDA for safety or efficacy.
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