I am not sure who can answer this for me but my gp has never received a letter from my latest neuro that I first saw in 2008 (big surprise eh) and I will need refills and my gp probably won't know! he he
My neuro has me on Amantadine for fatigue and I have been on it since September 2009, 1 capsule twice daily and it has done wonders for me! I still have the odd "incredibly tired, can't keep my eyes open day" but for the most part it has been great! The neuro only gave me a prescription to last three months and I will need some more but I will have to get the script from the gp.
Can Amantandine be used long term for fatigue?
Thanks so much to whoever knows the answer to this!
Thank you ess..really appreciate your help on this! I would really be upset if I could no longer use it because it has made my life so much more productive with it. It's too bad that it doesn't work for you but perhaps another accident will happen with something else soon that will help you!
Yes, it is too bad that Amantadine doesn't help you. According to my neuro, about 25% of people with MS are severely affected by fatigue. And of that 25%, only 25% are helped by Amantadine. That's about 6 out of 100 people with MS. So you have plenty of company.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.