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Selgin Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Selgin 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.

Selgin 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 Selgin Tablet

Side effects of Selgin Tablet

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

How to use Selgin 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. Selgin Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Selgin Tablet works

Selgin 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 Selgin Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Selgin 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
Selgin 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
Selgin 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
Selgin Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Selgin Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Selgin Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Selgin Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Selgin 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 Selgin 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 Selgin 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 Selgin safe?

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

Q. Is Selgin a stimulant?

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

Q. Is Selgin addictive?

Selgin 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 Selgin need to be tapered?

Selgin 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 Selgin neuroprotective?

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

Q. Does Selgin cause weight loss/weight gain?

Selgin causes weight loss.

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