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

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Mar 26, 2018 (Started Dec 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The prescription reads twice a day, but it threw me way out of balance. I take it once a day and it works fine. No more dizzy spells.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2017 (Started May 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I had mis read the doctors instructions. I was supposed to start with one tablet every morning and after two weeks if there was no improvement go to one tablet in the morning and one tablet in the evening. I stsrted with one tblet in the morning and one in the evening. It was too much. In a week I am going to try again with the correct dosage
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hallucinations, decreased sex drive (libido), 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, decreased sex drive (libido), 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, decreased sex drive (libido), 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 (decreased sex drive (libido), 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

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dry mouth, dental cavities, Dental problems: Dry mouth + 10 cavities and two molar extractions in one year .)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Monitor dental condition closely & frequently.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 4, 2013 (Started Apr 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, lightheadedness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2012 (Started Nov 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (stretch marks)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Oct 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fluid retention (edema), blotchy skin on my legs, fatigue, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am willing to go through the side effects because this med really helps me!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fluid retention (edema), blotchy skin on my legs, constipation, fatigue

Nov 17, 2008 (Started Oct 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fluid retention (edema), blotchy skin on my legs, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fluid retention (edema), blotchy skin on my legs, constipation, fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 3, 2008 (Started Jun 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: VERY HARD ON THE STOMACH!
Side effects: nausea, motion sickness

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2007 (Started Sep 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rash or skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: if it helps,great. I had a lacy purple rash from lower body to toes, edema and Reynauds syndrome
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: rash or skin problems

  • 0 helpful marks
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