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- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Symmetrel* used for?
Generic for Symmetrel* (Amantadine HCl) is used to prevent or treat respiratory tract infection namely flu (influenza A). This antiviral medication is also used to treat Parkinson’s disease, as well as drug-induced extrapyramidal reactions caused by certain psychiatric drugs. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Symmetrel*?
The dosage of Generic for Symmetrel* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Symmetrel* may be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Symmetrel*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Symmetrel* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Symmetrel*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Symmetrel*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are severe drowsiness, fast or irregular heartbeats, mental/mood changes, seizures, and blurred vision.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Symmetrel*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Symmetrel*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Symmetrel*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Symmetrel* can interact with certain psychiatric medicines, certain diuretics, anticholinergics, antihistamines, and cough-and-cold products.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Symmetrel*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Symmetrel* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Symmetrel* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Symmetrel* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Symmetrel* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Symmetrel* can cause side effects such as dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, stomach upset, nausea, headache, and constipation. Some of the serious side effects of this drug include depression, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, and swelling of the hands, legs, or feet. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Symmetrel*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Symmetrel*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Symmetrel* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Symmetrel*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Symmetrel*?
How will Generic for Symmetrel* work in my body?
How should Generic for Symmetrel* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Symmetrel* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Generic for Symmetrel*, inform your doctor if you suffer from heart, liver or kidney problems, stomach ulcer, and epilepsy. Avoid excessive use of alcohol while using this medicine. Generic for Symmetrel* is not recommended for pregnant women as well as nursing mothers. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Keep this medication out of the reach of children.