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Selegiline Information

Selegiline Benefits & Uses

Selegiline is used to treat the following -

Selegiline Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Selegiline


Selegiline Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Selegiline is used -

  1. Insomnia Mild
  2. Peripheral Edema
  3. Depression Moderate
  4. Dyspepsia
  5. Cough
  6. Tremor
  7. Nausea or vomiting
  8. Dry Mouth Moderate
  9. Rhinitis
  10. Blurred vision
  11. Dizziness Mild
  12. Headache Mild

Selegiline Related Warnings

Is the use of Selegiline safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Selegiline. It is best to stop taking Selegiline immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.


Is the use of Selegiline safe during breastfeeding?

Selegiline should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.


What is the effect of Selegiline on the Kidneys?

Selegiline is completely safe for kidneys.


What is the effect of Selegiline on the Liver?

Selegiline has very mild side effects on the liver.


What is the effect of Selegiline on the Heart?

You can take Selegiline without any fear of damage to the heart.


Severe Interaction of Selegiline with Other Drugs

Selegiline should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -


Selegiline Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Selegiline unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
  4. Schizophrenia
  5. Bipolar Disorder

Frequently asked Questions about Selegiline

Is this Selegiline habit forming or addictive?

Selegiline is not addictive in nature.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Selegiline. So it is best to avoid driving.


Is it safe?

Selegiline should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, Selegiline is useful in treating mental disorders.


Selegiline Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Selegiline

Selegiline may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.


Interaction between Alcohol and Selegiline

Taking Selegiline with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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