Elegelin 5mg Tablet

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Composition for Elegelin 5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Elegelin Tablet


Uses of Elegelin Tablet

Elegelin 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Side effects of Elegelin Tablet


Joint pain, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Peripheral edema, Influenza like symptoms, Depression, Dyspepsia, Cough.


How to use Elegelin 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. Elegelin 5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Elegelin Tablet works

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

In Depth Information on Elegelin Tablet

Expert advice for Elegelin Tablet

  • 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.
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Elegelin Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Elegelin Tablet
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.
Elegelin 5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

As Elegelin 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or slow your reactions and this may affect your ability to drive.
Elegelin 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Elegelin 5mg Tablet is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Elegelin 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Elegelin 5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Adamon 100mg Injection, TRANDOL 50MG INJECTION, Tramazac HP 50mg Injection, Benadryl DR Dry Cough Active Relief Syrup

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Elegelin Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Selegiline

Elegelin is safe if used at doses and for duration advised by your doctor
Elegelin can stimulate the brain to cause mood changes, anxiety, agitation, hallucinations, confusion, sleep disturbances etc
Elegelin 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
Elegelin 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
Elegelin is neuroprotective as it slows the progression of Parkinson's disease

Substitutes for Elegelin Tablet

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