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Bella33
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   Posted 4/18/2014 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone taken this or given this to a family member that got better in talking? My mom was practically a mute a week ago but since starting on Amantadine she's blurting words out left and right.

I heard people take this for fatigue but in my mom's case she sleeps 20 hours a day so I wanted to wake her up. it's doing it a little bit but more so in stimulating her brain to make her talk. Down side is she's having a lot of trouble walking now. Her legs go weak and drops easily.

Bella33
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   Posted 5/10/2014 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kumar,

The drug is called Amantadine. It is used for the flu and Parkinsons. If your mother is taking Namenda for her dementia then this drug should not be used together. This is why I had to stop. It also made my mom very weak. It's a choice of whether you want her to talk and not walk or walk and not talk. I chose walk so she has now stopped talking again.
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