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Adekin

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Adekin is a brand name for the generic drug amantidine, a drug that is given for the treatment of two diverse illnesses: Parkinson’s and influenza. Where it is given for the treatment of Parkinson’s, it can be used alone for patients who have low tolerance for levidopa, but it can also be used in conjunction with levidopa and other Parkinson’s drugs. It often helps Parkinson’s patients tolerate levidopa and for their recovery to go in smoother stages, and allows for them to be prescribed lower doses of other medications. It also helps reduce the side effects of other Parkinson’s treatments. It is also given as both a preventative to influenza A and as a treatment to it once you contract it. Adekin can be administered in gelatin capsules or in a clear syrup.

Side effects of Adekin may include nausea, dizziness, or insomnia. Other reported side effects may be irritability, loss of appetite, dry mouth, constipation, swelling of the hands and feet, headache, sleepiness, nervousness, abnormal dreams, dry nose, diarrhea, and fatigue. Less common effects include difficulty urinating, skin rash, vomiting, slurred speech, low blood pressure, weakness, coma, stupor, delirium, involuntary muscle contractions, tremors, tingling or numbness, difficulty remembering things, decrease in libido, and visual disturbances, which may manifest as swelling of the corneas, loss of vision, sensitivity to light, and palsy of the optic nerve. Very rare reactions include heart attack, convulsions, eczema, leucopenia, and suicidal thoughts.

The most serious side effects of Adekin is also a very rare one; a small number of people have attempted suicide while taking Adekin. It is not understood why it affects some patients this way, but it sometimes occurs in patients with no previous psychiatric history. If you are affected this way, you may exhibit warning signs that include disorientation, confusion, depression, personality changes, agitation, aggression, hallucinations, paranoia, and either sleepiness or insomnia. Adekin should also be used very cautiously if you have a history of epilepsy or other seizure disorders, since Adekin can increase the risk of seizures. Your doctor should be very careful to withdraw you from Adekin slowly and gradually, to avoid the risk that suddenly stopping might cause your original symptoms to reappear. Quitting too quickly might also put you at risk for a disorder called NMS, or Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, a syndrome which results in dangerous neurological symptoms such as muscle rigidity, involuntary movements, changes in your mental state, or other potentially life-threatening symptoms. You should consult your doctor if you have these kinds of difficulties.

Adekin has been shown to cause birth defects in animal studies when given at very high doses, but not at more typical doses. However, no conclusive human tests have been done, so it is not recommended that you take Adekin if you are pregnant. It is also not recommended that you take it if you are nursing a child, since it is secreted in breast milk. Adekin is not recommended for babies under a year old, but is an effective flu treatment for children 1 to 12 years old.

Adekin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of adekin


• Molecular formula of adekin is C10H17N
• Chemical IUPAC Name is adamantan-1-amine
• Molecular weight is 151.249 g/mol
Adekin available : 100mg tablets

Generic name: Amantadine

Brand name(s): Adamantamine, Adamantanamine, Adamantylamine, Amantidine, Aminoadamantane, Endantadine, Mantadine, Symadine, Symmetrel

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