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Old 11-06-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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Since I could nt handle sinemet my neuro is giving me amantadine,'any thoughts? I don't know anything about these drugs,
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:15 AM   #2
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Hello Deb,

I was started on Amantadine when originally diagnosed. It was called Eldepral back then (1990) but since I was in denial and didn't know about Sinemet yet
didn't give thought as to if it was the right treatment. Sinemet was added 2 years later. Try posting your question on the members forum. You might get better responce to your question.

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Old 11-23-2013, 10:44 AM   #3
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Since I could nt handle sinemet my neuro is giving me amantadine,'any thoughts? I don't know anything about these drugs,
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Hi, Debbie,
I haven't taken Amantadine so I can't tell you much about that. I take Carbidopa (Sinemet), Pramipexole, and just started Azilect. I think the medicines are necessary, but so are other tools. What else are you doing for your recovery? I'd be interested in learning new tools and sharing what I know.
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I have used it for 5 months and haven't seen much of a difference
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Since I could nt handle sinemet my neuro is giving me amantadine,'any thoughts? I don't know anything about these drugs,
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Amantadine is a weak antagonist of the NMDA type glutamate receptor and is supposed to increase dopamine release. It didn't do anything for me. Hope you have better luck.
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Just a quick reminder here:

Amantadine was branded as Flumadine and
Was the first anti-flu drug long ago.

Eldepryl is selegiline.


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I was started on Amantadine when originally diagnosed. It was called Eldepral back then (1990) but since I was in denial and didn't know about Sinemet yet
didn't give thought as to if it was the right treatment. Sinemet was added 2 years later. Try posting your question on the members forum. You might get better responce to your question.

Sincerely,
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