Amantadine C₁₀H₁₇N
Also known as: 1-aminoadamantane Amantadine Amantadine hydrochloride

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.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
N Nervous system → N04 Anti-parkinson drugs → N04B Dopaminergic agents → N04BB Adamantane derivatives
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Information Source
Document Type
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Chemical formula: C₁₀H₁₇N
Molecular mass: 151.249 g/mol

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 665-66-7
CAS Substance: 768-94-5
DrugBank Drug: DB00915
PubChem Compound: 2130
RxNorm Ingredient: 620
SNOMED-CT Concept: 372763006
Amantadine (substance)
UNII Identifier: BF4C9Z1J53


Amantadine is an active ingredient of these brands:

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