Preventing and treating certain types of flu. It is used to treat Parkinson disease and uncontrolled muscle movements caused by some medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Amantadine is an antiparkinson and antiviral agent. How amantadine works against the flu is not known. It may block reproduction of the virus and decrease the ability of the virus to get into the cells. How amantadine works against Parkinson disease is not known. It may increase a certain chemical in the brain.
Amantadine HCL is an FDA approved drug that is used to treat different illnesses. It comes available in both capsule and liquid form. This medication is not a vaccine. It is described as being a stable white or nearly white in color crystalline powder that is freely soluble in water. It is also freely soluble in alcohol and in chloroform as well. It is used for two purposes and that is antiviral and antiparkinsonian drug.