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Osmolex ER - Another Extended-Release Amantadine for Parkinson's Disease
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The FDA has approved an extended-release tablet formulation of amantadine (Osmolex ER – Vertical/Osmotica) for once-daily treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) and drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) in adults. An extended-release capsule formulation of amantadine (Gocovri) was approved in 2017 for treatment of levodopa-induced dyskinesia in patients with PD.1

STANDARD TREATMENT — Parkinson's Disease – The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is the most effective treatment for the motor symptoms of PD, but its long-term use leads to motor fluctuations and dyskinesia. Dopamine agonists such as pramipexole (Mirapex, and generics) and ropinirole (Requip, and generics) are less effective than levodopa; they can be used as monotherapy before the introduction of levodopa or as an adjunct to levodopa in patients with motor ... more      

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