4 patient evaluations for Amantadine taken for the purpose of 'jerky movements'

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Dec 15, 2016 (Started Jun 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for jerky movements)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

Oct 17, 2009 (Started Jun 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Once a week, I can walk for about half an hour before taking my medication. This began shortly after I started Mirapex. I stopped Amantadine and Azilect prior to hernia surgery. After surgery, I resumed the Azilect but not the Amantadine, and could not do my weekly walk without medication. Adding the Amantadine fixed that.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

Mar 29, 2009 (Started Jun 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Don't know)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2016 (Started Mar 20, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for jerky movements)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: I don't have any advice, a tip might be to listen to your body
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 29, 2016 (Started Mar 20, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for jerky movements)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: I have been taking Amantadine so long, I don't know what it does anymore or if it helps with Dyskinesia or not.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 19, 2008 (Started Mar 20, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2012 (Started Sep 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for jerky movements)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has given me a bit more energy and notice more clarity in thinking - although far from restored.

Sep 5, 2012 (Started Sep 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for jerky movements)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2001 (Started Oct 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for jerky movements)
  • 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
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