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Amantadine

Amantadine

(Science: drug) Used as an antiviral agent (especially against influenza virus). Produces some symptomatic relief in parkinsonism.


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The Fiber Disease

... that's not the only medical solution. There are a few somewhateffective patent medications, though they're laden with side effects. Look up "amantadine" and "acyclovir" for example, or some of the patent medications used against HIV. Once again, the problem occurs when the ...

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by al
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:31 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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When are they ever going to get it?

... infections have been followed in some children by the abrupt onset of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder within a few weeks. Use of the antiviral drug Amantadine has produced greatly shortened hospitalizations and rapid remission of psychiatric symptoms in Germany when given to patients testing positive ...

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by Sabrina
Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Avian flu

... pandemic stage at any juncture in time. Existing medicines may not be effective in fighting a new pandemic. For instance, M2 inhibitors, such as amantadine and rimantadine, are ineffective in fighting the H5N1 virus. I would fund research for new medicines. Some medicines, although effective, ...

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by Inuyasha
Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Avian flu
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Views: 17421

Avian flu

... wiping and wearing a respiratory mask when outside, are simple methods of prevention that can be used during any period. M2 inhibitors such as amantadine and rimantadine are now relatively useless because strains of the H5N1 virus have developed resistance to these drugs. Neuraminidase inhibitors ...

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by Inuyasha
Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:27 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Avian flu
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Views: 17421


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