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U.S. Brand Names
Eldepryl®; Emsam®; Zelapar™
Canadian Brand Names
Apo-Selegiline®; Gen-Selegiline; Mylan-Selegiline; Novo-Selegiline; Nu-Selegiline
Mexican Brand Names
Anti-Parkinson's Agent, MAO Type B Inhibitor; Antidepressant, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor
What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?
• The desire to harm yourself is a serious symptom of depression. It may last until your depression is completely treated. If you are planning on harming yourself, call the emergency department right away.
• This medicine does not mix well with many medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.
• Please read the medication guide.
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to selegiline or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you have taken isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine in the last 14 days. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (eg, isocarboxazid, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine) must be stopped 14 days before this medicine is started. Taking the two together could cause dangerously high blood pressure.
• If you have pheochromocytoma.
• Fluoxetine should be stopped for at least 5 weeks before starting this medicine.
How does it work?
• Selegiline improves the chemical balance in the brain.
• In depression, sleep and appetite may improve quickly. Other depressive symptoms may take up to 4-6 weeks to improve.
How is it best taken?
• Use this medicine early in the day to avoid sleep problems.
• Follow diet instructions. Certain foods and drinks taken with higher doses of this medicine can cause very dangerous reactions such as sudden high blood pressure. To prevent these problems, get a list of foods to avoid from a nutritionist.
• Oral: Take the capsule or tablet with food.
• Place on tongue and let dissolve. Water is not needed. Do not swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.
• Wash hands before and after use.
• Apply patch to clean, dry, healthy skin on the chest, back, upper leg, or upper arm.
• Move patch site with each patch.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Use a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not use a double dose or extra doses.
• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Check blood pressure and heart rate regularly. Talk with healthcare provider.
• Keep a diary of your symptoms.
• Take good care of your teeth. See a dentist regularly.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
• Protect capsules and tablets from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.
• Use oral disintegrating tablets within 3 months of opening pouch.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2006-10-13 15:38:02.0
Modified: 2010-03-25 12:20:14.0
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