Amantadine

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Amantadine is an antiviral and antiparkinsonian medication.[1][2] It is used to treat or prevent certain strains of flu (influenza A) in adults and children.[2]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Amantadine is a suggested treatment for fatigue in the Canadian Consensus Criteria, but side effects can be severe in ME/CFS patients.[1]

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ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

adverse reaction - Any unintended or unwanted response to the treatment under investigation in a clinical trial.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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