|Parent Drug Name||Name of Impurity||Catalogue No.|
|Amantadine||Amantadine EP Impurity A||VL2290007||View CAS 935-56-8|
|Amantadine||Amantadine EP Impurity B||VL2290008||View CAS 880-52-4|
|Amantadine||Amantadine Impurity 2||VL2290001||View CAS 702-77-2|
|Amantadine||Amantadine Impurity 3||VL2290002||View CAS 878-61-5|
Amantadine Related Compound
Amantadine is an antidyskinetic drug. It is used to treat Parkinson’s disease and related symptoms, such as dyskinetic (also known as “paralysis agitates” or “shaking palsy”) (sudden uncontrolled movements). It can be used either on its own or in conjunction with other Parkinson’s disease medications (such as levodopa).
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What therapeutic group does amantadine belong to?
Amantadine belongs to the group of drugs known as Amantadine. It’s supposed to improve mobility issues by boosting dopamine levels in specific areas of the body.
What is amantadine used for in psychiatry?
Due to the glutamatergic dysfunction reported in resistant unipolar depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, amantadine has been utilized successfully as an augmenting drug in both conditions.
Is amantadine used for schizophrenia?
Amantadine is another therapeutic option for the management of sexual dysfunction in schizophrenic patients. It has long been used for this purpose to address the negative effects of antipsychotic medication such as hyperprolactinemia and sexual dysfunction.