Information about Safinamide

Safinamide Uses

Safinamide is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

How Safinamide works

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

Common side effects of Safinamide

Flu-like symptoms, Joint pain, Depression, Indigestion, Peripheral edema, Cough, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
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Last updated:
13 Apr 2021 | 07:05 AM (UTC)

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Available Medicine for Safinamide

XafinactSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
138 to ₹2062 variant(s)
SafionIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
130 to ₹1902 variant(s)
ZafimoveTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1151 variant(s)

Expert advice for Safinamide

  • Safinamide can be taken with or without food or as directed by your doctor.
  • Reduce/avoid a high-protein diet (eg.meat, poultry, and dairy products) while you are taking the medicine as it may cause an unsafe rise in your blood pressure.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Safinamide can make you very sleepy.
  • Talk to your doctor in case you develop hallucinations or other changes in your behavior.
  • Do not stop taking Safinamide without first talking to your doctor. Sudden stopping may cause confusion, stiff muscles and a high fever.


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