Osmolex Er

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Osmolex Er

Drug Info for osmolex er

Amantadine is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; 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. Amantadine extended-release capsules (Gocovri) are used along with the combination of levodopa and carbidopa (Rytary, Sinemet) to treat ''off'' episodes (times of difficulty moving, walking, and speaking that may happen when other medications wear off) in people with Parkinson's disease. It also is used to prevent symptoms of influenza A virus infection and for treatment of respiratory infections caused by influenza A virus. Amantadine is in a class of medications called adamantanes. It is thought to work to control movement problems by increasing the amount of dopamine in certain parts of the body. It works against influenza A virus by stopping the spread of the virus in the body.

  • Gocovri
  • Osmolex ER
  • Osmolex ER Dosing Kit
  • Tablet
  • Long Acting Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Long Acting Capsule
  • Liquid Filled Capsule
  • Liquid

If you are using this medicine for the flu (influenza type A), keep using it for the full treatment time.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

This medicine comes with a Medication Guide or patient information leaflet. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Missed dose: Gocovri® and Osmolex ER„¢: If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at your usual time. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.Symmetrel®: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Oral liquid: Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.

Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.

Extended-release capsule: Take Gocovri® at bedtime. Swallow whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it. You may also open and sprinkle the extended-release capsules on a teaspoonful of soft food, including applesauce. Take all of the medicine right away without chewing.

Extended-release tablet: Take Osmolex ER„¢ in the morning. Swallow whole. Do not crush, open, or chew it.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to amantadine, or if you have severe kidney disease.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, narrow-angle glaucoma, heart disease, low blood pressure, swelling or water retention, trouble sleeping, epilepsy, or a history of seizures or mental problems. Tell your doctor if you also have a history of eczema (skin problem) or neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS).

This medicine may cause the following problems:Mental health problems (including thoughts of suicide, depression, hallucinations)Skin cancer, including melanomaUnusual changes in thoughts or behavior (including an urge to gamble or spend money, binge eating, or an increased sex drive)

This medicine may make you dizzy, drowsy, or lightheaded. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you. Standing up slowly from a sitting or lying position can lessen the chance of getting dizzy or lightheaded.

Do not stop using this medicine suddenly. Your doctor will need to slowly decrease your dose before you stop it completely.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Problems with balance or walking.


Slow or irregular heartbeat.

Shortness of breath, cold sweats, and bluish-colored skin.

Swelling in the hands, ankles, or feet.

Unusual thoughts or behavior, thoughts of hurting yourself.

Some medicines can affect how amantadine works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:Quinidine, quinine, sodium bicarbonate, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, thioridazineDiet pillsDiuretic (water pill, including carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, triamterene/HCTZ)Medicine to treat stomach problems or diarrheaMedicine to treat urinary problems (incontinence)

This medicine may interfere with vaccines. Ask your doctor before you get a flu shot or any other vaccines. You should not receive the nasal flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine) during treatment with this medicine.

Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

If you are using this medicine for Parkinson's disease, it is important that your doctor check your skin regularly for signs of a skin cancer called melanoma. If you notice any unusual red, brown, or black spots on your skin, talk to your doctor right away.

Some people who have used this medicine had unusual changes in their behavior. Talk with your doctor right away if you start having problems with gambling or an increased interest in sex while using this medicine.

Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

  • Trouble breathing, cold sweat, bluish-colored skin
  • Unusual thoughts or behavior, thoughts of hurting yourself.
  • Trouble breathing, cold sweat, bluish-colored skin
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Change in how much or how often you urinate, difficult urination
  • Changes in mood or behavior, thoughts of hurting yourself
  • Chills, cough, sore throat, body aches
  • Compulsive behavior or intense urges you cannot control
  • Fever, sweating, confusion, uneven heartbeat, muscle stiffness
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • Problems with balance or walking
  • Rapid weight gain, swelling in the hands, ankles, or feet
  • Seizures
  • Dry mouth
  • Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea, constipation, loss of appetite
  • Tiredness.
  • Blurred vision
  • Problems with sex
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Unusual dreams.