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Eldepryl 10mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Eldepryl 10mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat Parkinson's disease. It helps to provide better control of body movements and prevents excessive shaking and stiffness. It increases the concentration of a chemical in the brain called dopamine that plays a major role in movement control.

Eldepryl 10mg Tablet can be taken alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. You should never skip any doses and try to finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can result in confusion, stiff muscles, and a high fever.

Some common side effects of this medicine include joint pain, insomnia (difficulty sleeping), peripheral edema (swelling in the extremities, especially lower limbs), influenza or cold like symptoms, depression, dyspepsia (indigestion), and cough.

It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. You should undergo periodic examinations to detect skin cancer while taking this medicine as it increases the risk of developing cancer. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood, hallucinations, an abnormally high sex drive, an urge to gamble or uncontrolled spending as these may prove very harmful.

Uses of Eldepryl Tablet

Side effects of Eldepryl Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Eldepryl

  • Joint pain
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Peripheral edema
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Depression
  • Indigestion
  • Cough

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Joint pain
    Try to keep your joints moving. Get some gentle exercise like walking or cycling. Using hot and cold treatments on the joints can help reduce pain temporarily. Concentrate on your breathing when you are in pain. Try to get enough sleep. Practice some relaxation techniques or mediation. Avoid smoking as it can worsen your condition. Losing weight can make a big difference to the amount of pain. Ask your doctor to recommend some suitable painkillers if the pain bothers you or does not go away.
  • Coping with Flu-like symptoms and Cough
    Get plenty of rest as exhausting or stressing out yourself could aggravate your condition. You should drink plenty of fluids as it will keep your throat moist and comfortable. Try taking steam inhalation. The moisture can ease your breathing and loosen mucus. You can consider sipping warm water or tea with honey and lemon. This will keep your nose and throat from being too dry. Using an air humidifier may also help. You can also gargle with salt water several times a day. See your doctor if your symptoms last longer than 3 weeks or get worse quickly. Avoid alcohol and do not smoke as they can aggravate your conditions.
  • Coping with Depression
    It is important to talk to your doctor if you think you may be depressed. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can recover. Treatment for depression can involve a combination of lifestyle changes, talking therapies (such as counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy) and medicines (antidepressants). There are many things you can do for yourself if your depression is not too severe. Exercise is an extremely effective treatment for depression, so make sure you keep as active as possible. It can really lift your mood. A healthy diet can also make a big difference to your mood (as well as improving your physical health). Mindfulness is a technique that many people find helpful. It may be tempting to smoke or drink alcohol, but both will make things worse in the long run. Try talking to a friend or family member even if you do not feel comfortable doing this. Get into a routine with regular sleep patterns and meals. If you have thoughts of self-harm or suicide, contact your doctor immediately.
  • Coping with Indigestion
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.

How to use Eldepryl Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Eldepryl 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Eldepryl Tablet works

Eldepryl 10mg Tablet works by increasing the amount of dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control movement in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Eldepryl 10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Eldepryl 10mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Eldepryl 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Eldepryl 10mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Eldepryl 10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Eldepryl 10mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Eldepryl 10mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Eldepryl 10mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Eldepryl 10mg Tablet to treat your symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
  • It should preferably be taken with breakfast or lunch as taking it late in the day may cause trouble sleeping.
  • It can an make you dizzy or lightheaded, especially when you suddenly stand up from sitting or laying down. Thus get out of bed slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.
  • Avoid eating foods high in tyramine (eg. aged cheeses, air-dried meats, soy sauce, tap/draft beers and red wines) while taking Eldepryl 10mg Tablet, since it can cause an unsafe rise in your blood pressure.
  • Don't stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor, since it can be dangerous.
  • Parkinson's disease can increase your risk for skin cancer. Talk to your doctor if you notice any unusual growth or bumps on your skin.
  • Let your doctor know if you are also taking medicines for depression or mood disorders.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Eldepryl with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Attera, Atomoxet, Atonext
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Brand(s): Bazostar, Baloxin, Balotero
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Brand(s): Bupro, Bupep, Bunocare
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Brand(s): Antep
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Patient Concerns

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Parkinson's disease tremors ,Insomnia.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Use Dhanadanayanadi kashayam 15ml twice a day with 15 ml water before food and Zandopa 10 grams twice a day witk milk after food and Tab Dhanvantari Vati 1-0-1 after food for 2 months
My mother suffering from Parkinson disease from 7 year , any affective medicine ?? Both hand and leg is shaking ,hardly stand up from bed himself, using parking tablet, syndopa plus and parkitidin
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir Parkinson's can only be managed with Homeopathy. There are few medicines which are used to improve quality of life and decrease disease progression
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FAQs

Q. Is Eldepryl safe?

Eldepryl is safe if used at doses and for duration advised by your doctor

Q. Is Eldepryl a stimulant?

Eldepryl can stimulate the brain to cause mood changes, anxiety, agitation, hallucinations, confusion, sleep disturbances etc

Q. Is Eldepryl addictive?

Eldepryl is not addictive

Q. Is selegiline a dopamine agonist?

Selegiline is not a dopamine agonist. It enhances the action of dopamine (either natural dopamine or dopamine obtained from conversion of levodopa) in brain by preventing its breakdown

Q. Does Eldepryl need to be tapered?

Eldepryl needs to be tapered and should not be suddenly stopped as it may cause fever, sweating, stiff muscles, and loss of consciousness if abruptly discontinued

Q. Is Eldepryl neuroprotective?

Eldepryl is neuroprotective as it slows the progression of Parkinson's disease

Q. Does Eldepryl cause weight loss/weight gain?

Eldepryl causes weight loss.

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