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Baby boy
Posted 1 week ago
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QUESTION
My cat is pulling his hair out. He licks like he is grooming then grabs a patch of hair and pulls it out.
ANSWERS (2)
You should discuss with your vet to see if this is a behavior issue, allergy symptom, or something else before deciding how to handle ilt.
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Kelly Paterson PharmD
Posted 6 days ago
Posted 6 days ago
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You should discuss with your vet to see if this is a behavior issue, allergy symptom, or something else before deciding how to handle it.
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Kelly Paterson PharmD
Posted 6 days ago
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Babygirl
Posted 4 months ago
Posted 4 months ago
QUESTION
My dog has flaky dry skin inside his ear, what could it be?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Amantadine Hydrochloride is a medicine used to treat pain in dogs and cats caused by arthritis, cancer, chronic conditions, neuropathy, de-claw surgery, etc. It works best when used with other pain relievers. In addition, Amantadine can also be prescribed as an antiviral agent.
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Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 4 months ago
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camilleis
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
Need it for my 11yo German Shepherd. Do I need a prescription?
ANSWERS (1)
Yes. Amantadine is a prescription-only medication.
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Joshua T
Posted 2 years ago
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Eileen
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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My 14 yr old Samoyed is taking Amantadine for hip/hind leg arthritis pain and weakness.  She  was also on Previcox, which was stopped due to elevated liver test results.  Are there more effective meds she could use without risk to her liver and kidneys?
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Roxy
Posted 2 years ago
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Hello! My dog currently uses human amantadine liquid, but hates the taste. Want to switch to tablet form. Her dose is 25mg, are the 100mg tabs suitable for splitting into quarters in terms of size and uniform medicinal ingredient distribution within a tab
ANSWERS (1)
Yes, amantadine tablets may be quartered to achieve a 25mg dose.
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Lisa M
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Ksohair
Posted 2 years ago
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My vet ordered this for my dog 100 mg at 60 tablets but the jar doesn’t say how many are in it??
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We sell both amantadine capsules and tablets per pill not per bottle.
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Lisa M
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Belle
Posted 3 years ago
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You said it works best with other pain relievers. Suggestions? I'm happy to talk to my vet about it if it's something I'm not already using, or that he's told me I could use. My 15yr Aussie has degenerative disc (back) disease and severe arthritis.
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Amantadine works best combined with other pain relievers such as NSAIDS, gabapentin, and/or tramadol. However it is always recommended to consult with your veterinarian before giving your pet any other prescription or over-the-counter medications.
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Alex
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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Can you supply amantadine in liquid form. My dog needs 30mg per dose?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. We are very sorry we only offer this medication in 100mg capsule or tablet form.
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Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 years ago
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What is Amantadine?

Amantadine Hydrochloride is a medicine used to treat pain in dogs and cats caused by arthritis, cancer, chronic conditions, neuropathy, de-claw surgery, etc. It works best when used with other pain relievers. In addition, Amantadine can also be prescribed as an antiviral agent. Amantadine is available in both capsules and tablets and is sold per capsule/tablet. Amantadine requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Relieves pain and increases quality of life
  • Can be used as an antiviral agent
  • Works best when used with other pain relievers

How does Amantadine work?

Amantadine Hydrochloride works by inhibiting the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor in the nervous system, which is what creates pain. Amantadine blocks the NMDA receptor and alleviates pain. The mechanism by which Amantadine exerts its antiviral activity isn't clearly understood.

Cautions:

Use Amantadine with caution in pets with liver or kidney dysfunction, congestive heart failure, and seizure disorders. Consult with your veterinarian before giving your pet any other prescription or over-the-counter medications.

Brand Name:

Symmetrel

Generic Name:

Amantadine Hydrochloride (Sandoz)

What is the most important thing I should know about Amantadine?

Amantadine is available in 100 mg capsules and 100 mg tablets. The active ingredient is Amantadine Hydrochloride. It may take up to a week for the medication to show effects. Do not stop giving Amantadine suddenly, and do not give two doses at once. Amantadine is not for pets that are lactating, pregnant, or breeding.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Amantadine to my pet?

Discuss with your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney dysfunction, congestive heart failure, seizure disorders. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is lactating, pregnant, or breeding.

How should Amantadine be given?

Amantadine should be given by mouth and administered exactly as directed by your veterinarian.

What are the potential side effects of Amantadine?

Side effects of Amantadine Hydrochloride for dogs and cats include diarrhea, flatulence, and agitation.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Amantadine?

Skip the missed dose and take the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give your pet extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Amantadine?

Seek emergency veterinary treatment immediately. An overdose of Amantadine can be fatal. Symptoms of an overdose include agitation, confusion, behavior changes, problems with balance, troubled breathing, increased heart rate, or seizure.

What should I avoid while giving Amantadine to my pet?

Amantadine Hydrochloride is contraindicated in pets with known hypersensitivity to amantadine hydrochloride or to any other ingredients in it. Avoid giving to lactating, pregnant, or breeding pets.

What other drugs will affect Amantadine?

Trimethoprim/Sulfa (antibiotic), Quinidine (heart medication), and thiazide diuretics may make Amantadine effects stronger. Other anticholinergic drugs like antihistamines may cause dry mouth, difficulty urinating, and increased heart rate when used with Amantadine. Make sure to let your veterinarian know if your pet is taking any medications or supplements.

Amantadine Directions:

  • Amantadine is available as a tablet or a capsule.
  • Can be given daily.
  • Follow the instructions exactly as directed by your veterinarian.
Tip:

Make sure your pet has fresh water available to drink.

Amantadine Dosage:

Amantadine Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is approximately 3-5 mg/kg (1.36-2.27 mg/lb) by mouth once daily.
Amantadine Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is approximately 3-5 mg/kg (1.36-2.27 mg/lb) by mouth once daily.
Amantadine Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store Amantadine at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

Amantadine Ingredients:

Amantadine Capsules
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amantadine Hydrochloride 100 mg
Amantadine Tablets
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amantadine Hydrochloride 100 mg

What is Amantadine?

Amantadine Hydrochloride is a medicine used to treat pain in dogs and cats caused by arthritis, cancer, chronic conditions, neuropathy, de-claw surgery, etc. It works best when used with other pain relievers. In addition, Amantadine can also be prescribed as an antiviral agent. Amantadine is available in both capsules and tablets and is sold per capsule/tablet. Amantadine requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Relieves pain and increases quality of life
  • Can be used as an antiviral agent
  • Works best when used with other pain relievers

How does Amantadine work?

Amantadine Hydrochloride works by inhibiting the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor in the nervous system, which is what creates pain. Amantadine blocks the NMDA receptor and alleviates pain. The mechanism by which Amantadine exerts its antiviral activity isn't clearly understood.

Cautions:

Use Amantadine with caution in pets with liver or kidney dysfunction, congestive heart failure, and seizure disorders. Consult with your veterinarian before giving your pet any other prescription or over-the-counter medications.

Brand Name:

Symmetrel

Generic Name:

Amantadine Hydrochloride (Sandoz)

What is the most important thing I should know about Amantadine?

Amantadine is available in 100 mg capsules and 100 mg tablets. The active ingredient is Amantadine Hydrochloride. It may take up to a week for the medication to show effects. Do not stop giving Amantadine suddenly, and do not give two doses at once. Amantadine is not for pets that are lactating, pregnant, or breeding.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Amantadine to my pet?

Discuss with your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney dysfunction, congestive heart failure, seizure disorders. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is lactating, pregnant, or breeding.

How should Amantadine be given?

Amantadine should be given by mouth and administered exactly as directed by your veterinarian.

What are the potential side effects of Amantadine?

Side effects of Amantadine Hydrochloride for dogs and cats include diarrhea, flatulence, and agitation.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Amantadine?

Skip the missed dose and take the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give your pet extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Amantadine?

Seek emergency veterinary treatment immediately. An overdose of Amantadine can be fatal. Symptoms of an overdose include agitation, confusion, behavior changes, problems with balance, troubled breathing, increased heart rate, or seizure.

What should I avoid while giving Amantadine to my pet?

Amantadine Hydrochloride is contraindicated in pets with known hypersensitivity to amantadine hydrochloride or to any other ingredients in it. Avoid giving to lactating, pregnant, or breeding pets.

What other drugs will affect Amantadine?

Trimethoprim/Sulfa (antibiotic), Quinidine (heart medication), and thiazide diuretics may make Amantadine effects stronger. Other anticholinergic drugs like antihistamines may cause dry mouth, difficulty urinating, and increased heart rate when used with Amantadine. Make sure to let your veterinarian know if your pet is taking any medications or supplements.

Amantadine Directions:

  • Amantadine is available as a tablet or a capsule.
  • Can be given daily.
  • Follow the instructions exactly as directed by your veterinarian.
Tip:

Make sure your pet has fresh water available to drink.

Amantadine Dosage:

Amantadine Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is approximately 3-5 mg/kg (1.36-2.27 mg/lb) by mouth once daily.
Amantadine Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is approximately 3-5 mg/kg (1.36-2.27 mg/lb) by mouth once daily.
Amantadine Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store Amantadine at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

Amantadine Ingredients:

Amantadine Capsules
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amantadine Hydrochloride 100 mg
Amantadine Tablets
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amantadine Hydrochloride 100 mg
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Author avatar
Baby boy
Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago
QUESTION
My cat is pulling his hair out. He licks like he is grooming then grabs a patch of hair and pulls it out.
ANSWERS (2)
You should discuss with your vet to see if this is a behavior issue, allergy symptom, or something else before deciding how to handle ilt.
Author avatar
Kelly Paterson PharmD
Posted 6 days ago
Posted 6 days ago
Helpful?
You should discuss with your vet to see if this is a behavior issue, allergy symptom, or something else before deciding how to handle it.
Author avatar
Kelly Paterson PharmD
Posted 6 days ago
Posted 6 days ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Babygirl
Posted 4 months ago
Posted 4 months ago
QUESTION
My dog has flaky dry skin inside his ear, what could it be?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Amantadine Hydrochloride is a medicine used to treat pain in dogs and cats caused by arthritis, cancer, chronic conditions, neuropathy, de-claw surgery, etc. It works best when used with other pain relievers. In addition, Amantadine can also be prescribed as an antiviral agent.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 4 months ago
Posted 4 months ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
camilleis
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
Need it for my 11yo German Shepherd. Do I need a prescription?
ANSWERS (1)
Yes. Amantadine is a prescription-only medication.
Author avatar
Joshua T
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Eileen
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
My 14 yr old Samoyed is taking Amantadine for hip/hind leg arthritis pain and weakness.  She  was also on Previcox, which was stopped due to elevated liver test results.  Are there more effective meds she could use without risk to her liver and kidneys?
ANSWERS (0)
Be the first to answer this question

Author avatar
Roxy
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
Hello! My dog currently uses human amantadine liquid, but hates the taste. Want to switch to tablet form. Her dose is 25mg, are the 100mg tabs suitable for splitting into quarters in terms of size and uniform medicinal ingredient distribution within a tab
ANSWERS (1)
Yes, amantadine tablets may be quartered to achieve a 25mg dose.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Ksohair
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
My vet ordered this for my dog 100 mg at 60 tablets but the jar doesn’t say how many are in it??
ANSWERS (1)
We sell both amantadine capsules and tablets per pill not per bottle.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Belle
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
You said it works best with other pain relievers. Suggestions? I'm happy to talk to my vet about it if it's something I'm not already using, or that he's told me I could use. My 15yr Aussie has degenerative disc (back) disease and severe arthritis.
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Amantadine works best combined with other pain relievers such as NSAIDS, gabapentin, and/or tramadol. However it is always recommended to consult with your veterinarian before giving your pet any other prescription or over-the-counter medications.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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Author avatar
Alex
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
Can you supply amantadine in liquid form. My dog needs 30mg per dose?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. We are very sorry we only offer this medication in 100mg capsule or tablet form.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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