ELEGELIN 5MG TABLET

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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Composition for ELEGELIN 5MG TABLET

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Primarily used for

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Pregnancy
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Driving
37.32
₹3.73/tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Substitutes for ELEGELIN TABLET

JUMEX 5MG TABLET
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SELGIN 5MG TABLET
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Medicine Overview of ELEGELIN TABLET

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Uses of ELEGELIN TABLET

Elegelin 5mg tablet is used in the treatment of parkinson's disease.
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Side effects of ELEGELIN TABLET

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

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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. It is better to take Elegelin 5mg tablet 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.
Warnings
Special precautions for ELEGELIN 5MG TABLET
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
TRAMAZAC HP 50MG INJECTION, BENADRYL DR DRY COUGH ACTIVE RELIEF SYRUP, EVAFEM 2MG TABLET, B CIN 250MG TABLET

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for ELEGELIN 5MG TABLET

Frequently asked questions for 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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