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Symmetrel (Amantadine Hydrochloride)and/or alternatives
Amantadine 100mg from $0.46 USD/capsuleAmantadine 100mg
Marketed as Amantrel in India
Manufactured by: Cipla
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
Amantadine Hydrochloride 100mg from $0.83 USD/capsuleAmantadine Hydrochloride 100mg
Marketed as PDP-Amantadine in Canada
Manufactured by: Pendopharm
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
General Information on Symmetrel
Amantadine hydrochloride is the generic name and main chemical of Symmetrel, and its pharmacological actions define it as an antiviral drug as well as an anti-Parkinson medication. It is available in the form of a syrup and tablet. Amantadine hydrochloride is also the primary ingredient in Symmetrel and is known as 1-aminoadamantane or 1-adamantylamine. It is primarily administered to patients with Parkinson’s disease and influenza B infection. It's mechanism of action for the treatment of Parkinson's and influenza B virus is unknown. Most doctors recommend Symmetrel treatment for chronic fatigue in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. You can buy Symmetrel online only after getting a doctor’s prescription for the same.
Side effects of Symmetrel
The side effects of Symmetrel can vary from mild to severe and even fatal. The most common and mild side effects of Symmetrel include symptoms of allergic reactions like rashes, hives, and swelling of the tongue, face, and lips.
The severe side effects of Symmetrel will vary from one patient to another. The symptoms include breathing problems and shortness of breath, quick weight gain, depression, change in behavior, aggressive behavior, hallucinations, suicidal tendencies, and little or no urination. Suicide attempts have been often reported as a side effect of this medication, although the pathophysiologic mechanism has never been known. Symmetrel is known to cause mental problems or aggravate existing mental problems. The symptoms include delusional behavior, personality changes, paranoia, disorientation, other psychotic reactions, and even insomnia.
Patients being administered with Symmetrel need to take certain precautions as this medication can cause serious side effects. Special care needs to be taken for patients with epilepsy as the drug can increase the frequency of seizures. Patients can also suffer from acute toxicity because of the anticholinergic effects of the medicine. Patients are recommended to buy Symmetrel only after consulting a doctor, and a drug overdose should be avoided as this can lead to central nervous system toxicity, renal complications, and respiratory and cardiac problems.
The dosage of Symmetrel varies from patient to patient. The recommended dose for adults is two tablets of Symmetrel 100mg or Symmetrel 200 mg as a single dose daily. The total daily dose for pediatric patients aged 1 to 9 years needs to be calculated. The basis of calculation is 2 to 4 mg/lb/day and should not be more than Symmetrel 150mg. For patients between 9 and 12 years of age, the daily dose should not exceed Symmetrel 200 mg, and this treatment should continue for a period of 10 days for those with Influenza A. For adults suffering from Parkinson's disease, the daily recommended dose is Symmetral 100 mg to be given twice a day. If the response of the patient is not positive, the doctor can increase the daily dose to 400mg as well.
Symmetrel interacts with different drugs, especially medications that have anticholinergic properties. It should not be administered along with thioridazine, dyazide, quinidine or quinine. It should also not be concurrently administered with live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) intranasal, as this can increase the risk of potential side effects. Inform your doctor about all the drugs you’re using before you buy Symmetrel to avoid any serious complications.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.