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Amantadine

Question for Department of Health

UIN HL1773, tabled on 1 September 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in England with (1) Parkinson’s, and (2) other conditions, have been prescribed Amantadine in each of the last five years.

Answered on

15 September 2014

Information is not collected centrally on the number of people prescribed medicines or the medical condition being treated. However, information is available on the number of prescription items dispensed in the community in England.

The following table shows the number of prescription items dispensed for amantadine hydrochloride in the latest available five year period.

Number of prescription items for amantadine hydrochloride written in the United Kingdom and dispensed, in the community, in England

Year

Items (000s)

2009

95.4

2010

99.7

2011

105.5

2012

111.2

2013

113.4

Source: Prescription Cost Analysis provided by the Health and Social Care Information Centre