11 patient evaluations for Amantadine with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Goodpenny
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Goodpenny
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jul 13, 2012 (Started Jan 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Mottling of skin on legs, Edema in lower extremities, Loss of appetite, Dizziness (vertigo), Edema in feet, Blotchy skin on my legs)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of appetite, Edema in feet, Mottling of skin on legs, Dizziness (vertigo), Edema in lower extremities, Blotchy skin on my legs

May 27, 2011 (Started Jan 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Mottling of skin on legs, Edema in lower extremities, Loss of appetite, Dizziness (vertigo), Edema in feet, Blotchy skin on my legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of appetite, Edema in feet, Mottling of skin on legs, Dizziness (vertigo), Edema in lower extremities, Blotchy skin on my legs

May 26, 2010 (Started Jan 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Mottling of skin on legs, Edema in lower extremities, Loss of appetite, Dizziness (vertigo), Edema in feet, Blotchy skin on my legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Mottling of the skin on the lower legs is a common side effect; not very pretty. Individual patients should evaluate whether they can live with the cosmetic problems in exchange for the benefits derived from Amantadine, which can be considerable.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of appetite, Edema in feet, Mottling of skin on legs, Dizziness (vertigo), Edema in lower extremities, Blotchy skin on my legs

May 5, 2010 (Started Jan 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Mottling of skin on legs, Edema in lower extremities, Loss of appetite, Dizziness (vertigo), Edema in feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of appetite, Edema in feet, Mottling of skin on legs, Dizziness (vertigo), Edema in lower extremities, Blotchy skin on my legs

Apr 28, 2010 (Started Jan 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Edema in lower extremities, Loss of appetite, Dizziness (vertigo), Edema in feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Watch out for edema; it hit me 3 months after starting Amantadine. My feet, ankles and lower legs swelled up so much that my shoes didn't fit. We cut my dosage from 3 100mg capsules daily to 2, and the edema is now subsiding. I've also found that it causes some nausea for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of appetite, Edema in feet, Mottling of skin on legs, Dizziness (vertigo), Edema in lower extremities, Blotchy skin on my legs

Mar 31, 2010 (Started Jan 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Loss of appetite, Dizziness (vertigo), Edema in feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Give it a good long trial; it took a few weeks for me to get over the initial nausea and dizziness, but I feel great now! I have lost some weight, but I consider that a plus.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Loss of appetite, Edema in feet, Mottling of skin on legs, Dizziness (vertigo), Edema in lower extremities, Blotchy skin on my legs

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jazzfan
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jazzfan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 12, 2012 (Started Mar 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sudden complete dry mouth, Chronic constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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ducdu
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ducdu
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
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Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 1, 2011 (Started Jan 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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tremor
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tremor
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Apr 15, 2010 (Started Jul 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: leg swelling was a problem and reversed when stopping the med.

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brookside
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brookside
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: none
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 15, 2010 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Body Aches, Fever/chills, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Fever/chills, Body Aches

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snwbnny
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snwbnny
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Feb 8, 2010 (Started Aug 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Dizziness and feeling faint, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: be careful as I had excessive dizziness
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness and feeling faint, Dizziness

Sep 13, 2009 (Started Aug 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness and feeling faint, Dizziness

Sep 9, 2009 (Started Aug 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was told that there is a newer medication that works but my in insurance did not pay for it
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness and feeling faint, Dizziness

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wormy72
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wormy72
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 16, 2009 (Started Aug 13, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (General ill feeling, Dizziness, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: General ill feeling, Dizziness, Fatigue

Sep 17, 2008 (Started Aug 13, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (General ill feeling, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: General ill feeling, Dizziness, Fatigue

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Denny Tattoos
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Denny Tattoos
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Mar 28, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Don't know)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: May cause edema or blotchy skin. My only side effect so far is stomach cramps.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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littolit
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littolit
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 11, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Don't know)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Swelling in feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in feet, Swelling in ankles

Dec 27, 2007 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Don't know)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in feet, Swelling in ankles

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medicalmystery
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medicalmystery
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 31, 2008 (Started Feb 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Edema (fluid retention), Dyskinesia, Fatigue, Depressed mood, CHF (Congestive heart failure))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Monitor closely
Side effects: Depressed mood, Fatigue, Dyskinesia, Edema (fluid retention)

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