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Composition for ELEGELIN

Selegiline(5 mg)

food interaction for ELEGELIN

alcohol interaction for ELEGELIN

pregnancy interaction for ELEGELIN

lactation interaction for ELEGELIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Elegelin 5mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Elegelin 5mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ELEGELIN

Selegiline(5 mg)

Uses

Elegelin 5mg tablet is used in the treatment of parkinson's disease (a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement and balance).

How it works

Elegelin 5mg tablet works by increasing the amount of dopamine,a chemical messenger that is needed to control movement in the brain.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nightmare, Constipation, Depression, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in swallowing, Fainting, Flatulence, Heartburn, Insomnia, Sleepiness

SUBSTITUTES for ELEGELIN

2 Substitutes
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    Rs. 50.50
    pay 35% more per tablet
  • JUMEX 5MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sanofi India Ltd
    Rs. 4.93/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 49.26
    pay 32% more per tablet

Top Physicians

  • Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
    MBBS
    4.9
  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
    4.8
  • Dr. Prabhat Kumar Jha
    MBBS, MD
    4.7
  • Dr. R. S. Rawat
    MBBS, MD
    4.5
  • Dr. P. R. Aryan
    MBBS, Diploma
    4.3

Expert advice for ELEGELIN

  • Inform the doctor if you are suffering from hypertension, chest pain, palpitation (thumping, pounding or fluttering sensation in the chest), irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), liver or kidney problems, stomach ulcers, sleep problems, glucose intolerance, and phenylketonuria (an inherited condition in which a special diet must be followed to prevent mental retardation).
  • Inform the doctor if you are being treated for any mental illness or have history of any unusual urges and/or behaviors (such as excessive gambling or excessive sexual behavior).
  • Seek advice if you are planning to undergo any surgery as selegiline may interfere with general anaesthetics.
  • Do not drink alcohol as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Do not drive or operate any machinery if selegiline affects your alertness.
  • At least 14 days should lapse between the discontinuation of selegiline and initiation of treatment with any drug known to interact with selegiline such as moclobemide, rasagiline, antidepressants, etc.

Frequently asked questions for ELEGELIN

Selegiline

Q.Is selegiline safe?
Selegiline is safe if used at doses and for duration advised by your doctor

Q.Is selegiline a stimulant?
Selegiline can stimulate the brain to cause mood changes, anxiety, agitation, hallucinations, confusion, sleep disturbances etc

Q.Is selegiline addictive?
Selegiline 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 selegiline need to be tapered?
Selegiline 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 selegiline neuroprotective?
Selegiline is neuroprotective as it slows the progression of Parkinson's disease

Q.Does selegiline cause weight loss/weight gain?
Selegiline causes weight loss.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 April, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)