Selegiline (Eldepryl)

What is Selegiline?

Selegiline is an effective medication that warns the breakdown of dopamine in the brain. Low levels of this chemical are commonly associated with Parkinsons’s disease. If combined with other effective drugs, Selegiline may improve the symptoms of devastating Parkinson’s disease. Besides, the treatment can be used off-label to improve other conditions that are not listed in the safety guide.


Recommendations for Use

Since Anypril, an active ingredient of the medication, produces a drastic impact on the brain chemicals, it should be taken with exceptional care. Follow the prescription of your healthcare provider and all the safety recommendations to witness positive changes and improved the symptoms of the disorder. Provide your physician with information sufficient for proper dose adjustments. Tell your doctor if Selegiline produces no positive effects. However, never increase or decrease its dose without doctor’s permission. Continue the treatment course, even if your symptoms have disappeared and your overall health condition has become much better.

A proper Selegiline dose should be adjusted by the doctor, in accordance with your health conditions, medications you use and other factors. Administer the drug orally, with food. Consult your healthcare specialist in case you want to stop the medication course. Certain medications and foods should not be consumed within 14 days after Selegiline intake.

Precautions and Contraindications

Keep in mind that safety is the key to successful treatment. Thus, start Selegiline course with doctor’s consultations. Make sure the medication will not trigger undesirable complications and dangerous reactions. The drug should never be administered by patients, who are allergic to Anypril or similar medications. Tell your doctor about all the illnesses and health disorders you have, especially abnormal blood pressure, serious kidney or liver issues, phenylketonuria and others. The medication can affect the health condition of an unborn or nursing child, thus, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid its use.

Drug Interactions

Certain medications may interact with Selegiline leading to dangerous and harmful consequences. Never take Selegiline together with antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, cough remedies, narcotic pain relievers, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, St. John's wort, phenylephrine, amphetamines, meperidine, ephedrine, methadone and others. These and other prescription and generic pharmaceuticals can activate serious complications, increased blood pressure, stomach disorders, heart complications, breathing disorders and even fatal side effects.

Inform your doctor about all the pharmaceuticals you take before Selegiline treatment course. Proper dose adjustment may help you prevent undesirable reactions.

Side Effects

Follow the safety recommendations and other instructions for safe Selegiline use. Otherwise, you risk experiencing devastating complications and downsides. Minor reactions the medication produces include mild dizziness, nausea, insomnia, stomach discomfort and others. Call your physician in case symptoms aggravate, become bothersome and stimulate the occurrence of other problems, such as severe allergic reactions, lightheadedness, hallucinations, agitation, depression, anxiety, breathing problems, tremors, seizures, increased serotonin levels, uncontrolled blood pressure and others.