Active ingredient: Selegiline Hydrochloride

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Selegiline Hydrochloride uses

Pharmacological action

Selegiline Hydrochloride is an almost near-to-white crystalline powder that is round, convex, scored, and uncoated tablet. Selegiline Hydrochloride is freely soluble in water. Selegiline Hydrochloride is used to treat Parkinson's disease, a disease associated with low levels of dopamine in your brain. The question how really Selegiline Hydrochloride works is not known but it is believed to prevent the breakdown of dopamine in your brain. After levedopa or carbidopa therapy begins to deteriorate, Selegiline Hydrochloride is usually added to a treatment regimen.

Why is Selegiline Hydrochloride prescribed?

Selegiline Hydrochloride is mainly used to handle the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of Parkinson's disease. It can be used as monotherapy in the early phases of the disease and as adjunctive therapy with levodopa. Selegiline Hydrochloride is also used to handle some muscular conditions that are caused by certain drugs such as Chlorpromazine, Fluphenazine (Prolixin), Perphenazine (Trilafon), and other more. Selegiline Hydrochloride can also be used to some purposes not stated here.

Dosage and administration

Follow the prescription of your doctor if you are to take Selegiline Hydrochloride Pharmaniaga. You may also ask your pharmacist or nurse about things you do not understand. Take each dose with full glass of water. Follow your doctor's prescription. This medication is usually taken twice a day, at breakfast and lunch. Do not take larger dosage than are given. It will have a greater and sever effect on you.

Obtain the dosage for this medicine from your doctor. Dosage may vary from person to person.

If you missed a dose of this drug immediately take the missed dose as soon as you remember but if it is almost time for the nest dose, skip the missed one and take the subsequent dose according to schedule. It is important to remember not to take a double dose of this medicine.


Selegiline Hydrochloride side effects

Severe side effects of Selegiline Hydrochloride may include the following:

  • allergic reactions such as difficulty in breathing; closing of throat; swelling of lips, tongue, or face; or hives)
  • severe headaches
  • restlessness, agitation, or irritability
  • sweating
  • convulsions
  • uncontrollable or irregular movements
  • dizziness or drowsiness
  • nausea, abdominal pain, or diarrhea
  • insomnia or vivid dreams
  • mild confusion, agitation, or anxiety
  • mild headache
  • dry mouthOther side effects may also occur other than the above mentioned. Inform your doctor if you feel anything unusual.

    Selegiline Hydrochloride contraindications

    This medication is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to this drug.

    Selegiline Hydrochloride is contraindicated for use with meperidine. This contraindication is often extended to other opioids.

    Special instructions

    Selegiline Hydrochloride belongs in the FDA pregnancy category C. It is unknown whether Selegiline Hydrochloride will harm an unborn baby. It is more advisable for you to consult first your doctor before taking this drug. Also, it is unknown whether Selegiline Hydrochloride will harm a nursing infant. Still, consult your doctor first before taking this medicine if you are breast-feeding a baby. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Selegiline Hydrochloride should be given with care to patients with the following:

  • peptic or duodenal ulcer
  • labile hypertension
  • cardiac arrhythmias
  • serious angina pectoris or psychosis

    Selegiline Hydrochloride drug interactions

    Selegiline Hydrochloride may be dangerous if taken with the following drugs:

  • Flouxetine
  • Meperidine (Demerol)Other drugs not mentioned here may also interact with Selegiline Hydrochloride. Consult your doctor and pharmacist before having any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

    Selegiline Hydrochloride in case of emergency / overdose

    Overdose of Selegiline Hydrochloride may be characterized with: excitement; irritability; nervousness; insomnia; dizziness; severe headache; hallucinations; weakness; sweating; seizures; drowsiness; fainting; hypotension; hypertension; hyperactivity; agitation; vascular collapse; rapid and irregular pulse; precordial pain; respiratory depression and failure; hyperpyrexia.

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    Frequently asked Questions

    Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Selegiline Hydrochloride?

    Depending on the reaction of the Selegiline Hydrochloride after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Selegiline Hydrochloride not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

    Is Selegiline Hydrochloride addictive or habit forming?

    Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

    Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.


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