Eldepryl (Selegiline) is a prescription medication used to treat movement disorders caused by Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease can cause tremors, muscle stiffness, sudden twitching between normal movement and stiffness, and loss of normal movement. Eldepryl may improve your range of motion and ability to walk, dress, and exercise. The active ingredient in Eldepryl is Selegiline. Selegiline belongs to a class of drugs called MAO inhibitors. It works by slowing down the breakdown of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin in the brain. Selegiline is often used in combination with other medicines like levodopa to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
We currently offer the brand Eldepryl from the United Kingdom in the strength of 5mg and 10mg tablets. The generic Selegiline is available from Canada in the strength of 5 mg tablets.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while using Eldepryl. The most common side effects of Eldepryl may include the following:
• Abdominal pain;
• Dry mouth;
• Sleeping difficulties
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Difficulty urinating;
• Increased tremors;
• Mood changes;
• Unusual weight gain
These are not all of the side effects of Eldepryl. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not use Eldepryl if you are allergic to Selegiline or any ingredient in Eldepryl. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have a family history of high blood pressure;
• Have bleeding problems;
• Have hyperthyroidism;
• Have liver disease;
• Have mental problems;
• Have peptic ulcer;
• Have pheochromocytoma, a certain kind of adrenal gland tumor
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Eldepryl and other medicines, like bupropion, metaxalone, atomoxetine, phenylephrine, amphetamines, fentanyl, sumatriptan, etc. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is unknown if Eldepryl may harm your unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known if Selegiline passes into breast milk or if it may affect a nursing infant. Use this medicine exactly as your doctor prescribes. Eldepryl is a tablet. Take this medicine twice a day, at breakfast and lunch. Taking Selegiline late in the day may cause sleeping difficulties. Avoid foods high in tyramine, like air-dried meats, pickled herring, improperly stored beef, poultry, or fish, sauerkraut, yeast extracts, or aged cheeses, while using this drug. Do not eat these foods while taking Eldepryl and for 14 days after you stop the drug. It may take a few weeks to see the full benefits of this drug. Do not stop taking this drug without talking to your doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol while using Selegiline. This drug can cause dizziness. Get up slowly from a sitting or lying position to reduce the risk of dizziness. You may experience increased sleepiness or fall asleep during the day. Do not drive or take part in dangerous activities till the drowsiness wears off. Store this medicine at room temperature. Keep out of the sight and reach of children.