ATC Group: N04BB Adamantane derivatives

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of N04BB in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 N Nervous system
2 N04 Anti-parkinson drugs
3 N04B Dopaminergic agents
4 N04BB Adamantane derivatives

Group N04BB contents

Code Title
N04BB01 Amantadine

Active ingredients in N04BB

Active Ingredient Description

Amantadine has been shown to be a low affinity antagonist at the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) subtype of glutamate receptors. Overactivity of glutamatergic neurotransmission has been implicated in the generation of parkinsonian symptoms. In addition, amantadine specifically inhibits the replication of influenza A viruses at low concentrations.

Related product monographs

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