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Amantadine in Parkinsons Disease

An Expert Opinion

60 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd

Amantadine is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance) and other similar conditions. It is also used to control movement problems that are a side effect of certain medications used to treat Parkinson's disease (MedlinePlus). 

This book is a concise guide to the use of amantadine to treat Parkinson’s disease.

Divided into five sections, the text begins with an overview of the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, followed by coverage of its pathophysiology and diagnosis.

The next chapters discuss the role of amantadine in the treatment of the disease, as well as its clinical efficacy and safety.

The book concludes with advice on dosage, adverse effects, and its interaction with other drugs.

Tables and figures further enhance the text.

Key points

  • Concise guide to the use of amantadine to treat Parkinson’s disease
  • In depth coverage of signs and symptoms of the disease, its pathophysiology and diagnosis
  • Discusses clinical efficacy, safety, dosage, side effects, and interaction with other drugs
  • Includes tables and figures to further enhance learning
Author Bio

Vinay Goyal MD DM FIAN
Ex-Professor of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; Director Neurology, Medanta - The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana, India