Amantadine relieves pain in cats and dogs, and it may be prescribed as an antiviral agent.
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What is Amantadine 100 mg Capsule?
Amantadine capsule is used to relieve pain in dogs and cats and it can also be prescribed as an antiviral agent.
Who is Amantadine 100 mg Capsule for?
For use in cats and dogs.
Why use Amantadine 100 mg Capsule?
Features of Amantadine:
- May be used as an antiviral agent
- Could be used to treat cancer pain, particularly bone cancer
- Can be used in the treatment of neuropathic pain caused by nerve injuries
- Can be used to treat arthritis in cats and dogs
How does Amantadine 100 mg Capsule work?
In the nervous system, there is an NMDA receptor that increases animals' pain susceptibility. Amantadine blocks this NMDA receptor, which alleviates chronic pain in cats and dogs.
How is Amantadine 100 mg Capsule sold?
Sold by the capsule
What are the side effects of Amantadine 100 mg Capsule?
Potential side effects of Amantadine:
Taking Amantadine with antihistamines could result in:
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty urinating
- Dry mouth
What special precautions are there?
Do not use Amantadine in conjunction with quinidine, a heart medication, or trimethoprim-sulfa, an antibiotic. Also avoid use in pets:
- Who are pregnant or nursing
- With untreated glaucoma
- With congestive heart disease
- With liver disease
- With behavioral disorders
- With seizure disorders
- With kidney disease
Excretion of Amantadine could be decreased by thiazide diuretics.
What to do if overdose?
Consult your closest emergency pet hospital.
How can I store Amantadine 100 mg Capsule?
Store at room temperature 59°-86°F (15°-30°C ).
This medication is new to veterinary use. Therefore, you should exercise the same cautions used in human medicine.
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