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What does amantadine do for a dog? What is Amantadine? Amantadine is a drug with multiple uses and varied mechanisms of action. It is not licensed for use for pain in dogs but contributes to pain relief by reducing the development of sensitisation to pain in the central nervous system (e.g. brain and spinal cord).
Can I give my dog gabapentin and amantadine together? Amantadine and gabapentin can be administered concurrently.
How long does it take amantadine to take effect in dogs? How long will my pet need to take amantadine? It may take up to 21 days to see beneficial effects so initially your vet will want to treat for a minimum of 3 weeks. At this point treatment may be stopped or continued long-term if it is not possible to cure the source of pain.
What are the side effects of amantadine?
- dry mouth.
- decreased appetite.
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
- abnormal dreams.