Clinical pharmacology of amantadine and derivatives

  • J. D. Parkes
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Part of the Key Topics in Brain Research book series (KEYTOPICS)


Amantadine has a definite although minor place in the clinical management of parkinsonism. It is simple to administer, well tolerated by patients, with rapid if usually minor to moderate benefit rather than dramatic response, and with few serious adverse effects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Parkes
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Institute of PsychiatryKing’s College School of Medicine and DentistryLondonUK

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