110 patient evaluations for Amantadine

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Mar 4, 2010 (Started Jun 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It worked very well for me for quite a while, just not enough anymore. Started Provigil, it is very good.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 1, 2001 (Started Oct 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for jerky movements (dyskinesia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: weight gain
Side effects: fluid retention weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

May 17, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Severe (livedo reticularis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Discontinued due to side effect of Livedo Reticularis
Side effects: livedo reticularis

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (livedo reticularis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Use of this medication has significantly improved early morning fatigue by 90% efficacy.
Side effects: livedo reticularis

Oct 15, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: livedo reticularis

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 10, 2011 (Started Dec 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: worked fine but new neuro suggested Nuvigil to do what Provigil and Amantadine was doing together.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Dec 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked well in conjunction with Provigil
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Dec 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: since some people were taking this for sleepiness AND some people were also taking Provigil and I was already on Provigil and doubling Provigil DIDN'T help improve my somnolence or narcoleptic-like episodes, I asked the neuro to try the combination and together they are helping tremendously. I STILL get the extreme fatigue and if I don't check myself I can still fall off sort of asleep but it's not the instant out like it was and I have more energy longer into the day now. WITHOUT it I couldn't cope. Without BOTH, I'd be bedridden.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hallucinations, sex drive (libido) decreased, dizziness, swelling in legs, feet and ankles, difficulty urinating (dysuria), dry eyes)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 21, 2015 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hallucinations, sex drive (libido) decreased, dizziness, swelling in legs, feet and ankles, difficulty urinating (dysuria), dry eyes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hallucinations, sex drive (libido) decreased, dizziness, swelling in legs, feet and ankles, difficulty urinating (dysuria), dry eyes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 14, 2013 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sex drive (libido) decreased, dizziness, swelling in legs, feet and ankles, difficulty urinating (dysuria), dry eyes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 6, 2012 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 18, 2011 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 14, 2008 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 19, 2008 (Started May 27, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 20, 2008 (Started May 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Mar 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2008 (Started Apr 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blotchy skin)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's good to start out with it to see how you will do on it. My doctor said it's pretty much the lowest rung in terms of fatigue medicine. It does help to figure out how bad your fatigue really is. Don't be disappointed if it doesn't work for you and you still feel the same.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: blotchy skin

  • 0 helpful marks
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