6 patient evaluations for Amantadine taken for the purpose of 'Parkinson's disease' with a side effects rating of Moderate

56 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

Sep 23, 2015 (Started Jun 02, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (swelling in legs, feet and ankles, blotchy skin)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It can provide relief within 48 hours. It "compliments well" with other medications. It is a mild drug, but has proven helpful in getting me moving again.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 13, 2012 (Started Jan 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased appetite, fluid retention in lower extremities, vertigo, mottling of skin on legs, swelling in feet, blotchy skin on my legs)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: swelling in feet, decreased appetite, fluid retention in lower extremities, vertigo, mottling of skin on legs, blotchy skin on my legs

May 27, 2011 (Started Jan 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased appetite, fluid retention in lower extremities, vertigo, mottling of skin on legs, swelling 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: swelling in feet, decreased appetite, fluid retention in lower extremities, vertigo, mottling of skin on legs, blotchy skin on my legs

May 26, 2010 (Started Jan 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased appetite, fluid retention in lower extremities, vertigo, mottling of skin on legs, swelling 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: swelling in feet, decreased appetite, fluid retention in lower extremities, vertigo, mottling of skin on legs, blotchy skin on my legs

May 5, 2010 (Started Jan 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased appetite, fluid retention in lower extremities, vertigo, mottling of skin on legs, swelling in feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: swelling in feet, decreased appetite, fluid retention in lower extremities, vertigo, mottling of skin on legs, blotchy skin on my legs

Apr 28, 2010 (Started Jan 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased appetite, fluid retention in lower extremities, vertigo, swelling 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: swelling in feet, decreased appetite, fluid retention in lower extremities, vertigo, mottling of skin on legs, blotchy skin on my legs

Mar 31, 2010 (Started Jan 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased appetite, vertigo, swelling 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: swelling in feet, decreased appetite, fluid retention in lower extremities, vertigo, mottling of skin on legs, blotchy skin on my legs

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 31, 2008 (Started Feb 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jerky movements, fluid retention (edema), fatigue, depressed mood, congestive heart failure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Monitor closely
Side effects: jerky movements, depressed mood, fatigue, fluid retention (edema)

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 6 of 6 patient evaluations for Amantadine