Generic Symmetrel is an antiviral medication. It blocks the actions of viruses in your body.
Generic name of Generic Symmetrel is Amantadine.
Symmetrel is also known as Amantadine.
Brand name of Generic Symmetrel is Symmetrel.
Generic Symmetrel is available in:
Take this medicine with a full glass of water. If you are taking Generic Symmetrel to treat influenza A, start taking the medication within 24-48 hours after flu symptoms begin.
Do not stop taking it suddenly.
Missing of dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Generic Symmetrel and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Generic Symmetrel has its side effects. The most common are:
- sleep problems (insomnia)
- strange dreams
- feeling nervous
- loss of appetite
- dry mouth
- dry nose
- loss of balance or coordination
Less common but more serious side effects during taking Generic Symmetrel:
- allergy reactions (urticaria, breathing difficulties, rash, and eruption)
- feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion
- rapid weight gain
- feeling depressed, agitated, or aggressive mood
- behavior changes, hallucinations, thoughts of hurting yourself
- urinating less than usual or not at all
- high fever
- stiff muscles
- fast or uneven heartbeats
- rapid breathing
- feeling like you might pass out
- restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck
- tremor (uncontrolled shaking)
Side effects manifestations are not only depend on medicine you are taking but also depend on your health state and on the other factors.
Be careful with Generic Symmetrel while you are pregnant or have nurseling. Generic Symmetrel can pass in breast milk and harm your baby.
Do not use Generic Symmetrel if you are allergic to Generic Symmetrel components.
Do not use FluMist nasal influenza "live vaccine" while you are being treated with Generic Symmetrel and for at least 48 hours after you stop taking Generic Symmetrel. The nasal vaccine may not be as effective if you receive it while you are taking Generic Symmetrel.
Be careful with Generic Symmetrel if you have epilepsy or other seizure disorder, congestive heart failure, kidney or liver disease, low blood pressure, eczema, glaucoma, or a history of mental illness, suicide attempt, or drug/alcohol addiction.
Be careful with Generic Symmetrel if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
Be careful with Generic Symmetrel if you take atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine, and others); dicyclomine (Bentyl); glycopyrrolate (Robinul); hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Levbid, Levsin, Nulev, and others); mepenzolate (Cantil); methscopolamine (Pamine); propantheline (Pro-Banthine); scopolamine (Maldemar, Scopace, Transderm-Scop); quinine (Qualaquin); quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinaglute); diuretic (water pill) such as triamterene (Dyrenium), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, Dyazide, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor, Vasoretic, Zestoretic); phenothiazines such as prochlorperazine (Compazine), thioridazine (Mellaril), and others.
Do not stop taking it suddenly.