This brand name is authorized in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa

Active ingredients

The drug SYMMETREL contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):

1 Amantadine

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.

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Medication package inserts

Below package inserts are available for further reading:

Title Information Source Document Type  
Symmetrel Capsules Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
N04BB01 Amantadine N Nervous system → N04 Anti-parkinson drugs → N04B Dopaminergic agents → N04BB Adamantane derivatives
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Authorization and marketing

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Country Identification scheme Identifier(s)
Country: AU Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Identifier(s): 3016R
Country: HK Department of Health Drug Office Identifier(s): 00183
Country: JP 医薬品医療機器総合機構 Identifier(s): 1161001C1089, 1161001F1050, 1161001F2057
Country: MT Medicines Authority Identifier(s): AA565/00602, AA565/55801
Country: NL Z-Index G-Standaard, PRK Identifier(s): 485
Country: NZ Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority Identifier(s): 918
Country: SG Health Sciences Authority Identifier(s): 01481P
Country: ZA Health Products Regulatory Authority Identifier(s): A/20.2.8/768

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