The uses of Symmetrel include: USFDA Approved Medicine for the treatment of Influenzavirus A in adults and to help reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease and drug-induced extrapyramidal syndromes.
Prevention and treatment of signs and symptoms of infection caused by various strains of influenza A virus
Amantadine is effective in the treatment of active influenza A infection when administered within 48 hours after the onset of symptoms.
Treatment of Parkinson's disease
Secondary parkinsonism (e.g. of post-encephalitic type, of cerebrovascular origin or drug-induced parkinsonism) (see Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction).
Symmetrel can be given alone for initial therapy or combined with anticholinergic drugs or L-dopa.