GOCOVRI® (amantadine) extended release capsules is a prescription medicine for treating dyskinesia (sudden uncontrolled movements) in Parkinson’s disease patients treated with levodopa therapy, with or without other medicines that increase the effects of dopamine in the brain.
It is not known if GOCOVRI is safe and effective in children.
DO NOT take GOCOVRI if you have severe kidney problems.
Do not stop or change the dose of GOCOVRI before talking with your doctor. Call your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of withdrawal such as fever, confusion, or severe muscle stiffness.
Do not drink alcohol while taking GOCOVRI as it can increase your chances of serious side effects.
Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how GOCOVRI affects you.
If you took too much GOCOVRI, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
The most common side effects of GOCOVRI include dry mouth, swelling of legs and feet, constipation, and falls. If you or your family notices that you are developing any new, unusual or sudden changes in behavior or related symptoms, tell your healthcare provider right away.
These are not all the possible side effects of GOCOVRI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Especially tell your doctor if you take medicines like sodium bicarbonate, or have had or are planning to have a live flu vaccination (nasal spray). You can receive the flu vaccination shot but should not get a live flu vaccine while taking GOCOVRI.
Please see full Patient Prescribing Information.