Selegiline

Prescription Required



  • Manufactured by: Jan Aushadhi
  • Storage: Store at room temperature


Selegiline Information



Selegiline Benefits & Uses

Selegiline is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Parkinson's Disease
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Parkinson's Disease
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Selegiline Side Effects

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

Moderate

Mild

Selegiline Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Selegiline safe for pregnant women?


    Selegiline may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Selegiline again without your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • 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.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Selegiline on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Selegiline on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Selegiline on the Liver?


    Selegiline may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Selegiline on the Heart?


    Selegiline is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


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 -

Severe

Moderate



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 -



Frequently asked Questions about Selegiline

  • Is this Selegiline habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Selegiline is addictive.

    No
  • 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.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Selegiline only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, in many cases, taking Selegiline can help with mental disorders.

    Yes

Selegiline Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Selegiline


    Some foods when eaten with Selegiline can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Selegiline


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Selegiline as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zelapar® (selegiline hydrochloride)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 431-432

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1128-1129



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