Amantadine is an N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor agonist with secondary dopaminergic activity that is used to treat Parkinson’s disease-related dyskinesia and to treat fatigue in multiple sclerosis. It is primarily renally excreted and so impaired kidney function prolongs its half-life and may lead to toxicity. We describe a woman with multiple sclerosis taking amantadine who developed acute renal impairment, which triggered florid visual hallucinations that resolved on stopping the medication.
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Contributors Both authors were involved in the clinical care of the patient described in the case report, the reading and the final approval of the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by Freddie Vonberg, London, UK, and Gillian Ingram, Swansea, UK.