Eldepryl is a popular brand medicine manufactured by one of the top pharmaceutical companies, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. It is composed of the main active component Selegiline Hydrochloride, which belongs to a group of drugs known as a selective monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor. This medicine is indicated for the treatment of movement disorders caused by Parkinson's disease. This drug is made available as a conventional tablet form in a dosage of 5 mg.
Manufacturer: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Active Ingredient: Given medicine has active ingredient Selegiline Hydrochloride. This medication is a levorotatory acetylenic derivative of phenethylamine with antiparkinsonian effect. It is a selective monoamine oxidase inhibitor that has the greatest affinity for type B MAO, found mainly in the brain. This drug is converted by MAO B to an active moiety that binds irreversibly at the active site of the enzyme's cofactor FAD molecule. It prevents the oxidative deamination of catecholamines and serotonin by MAO B, and results in an increase in these neurotransmitters' activities leads to an improved motor function. It may inhibit the re-uptake of dopamine by the neuron and prolong dopamine activity.
Indications: This mentioned medicine is indicated to treat movement disorders induced by Parkinson's disease. Eldepryl does not cure Parkinson's disease, but it improves shakiness (tremor), muscle stiffness, loss of normal movement. This medication may improve the range of motion and ability to walk, dress, and exercise. It is usually used in combination with other medicines.
It is an enzyme blocker that slows the breakdown of certain natural substances in the brain called dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.
Action Mechanism: Mentioned medicine is indicated to treat movement disorders caused by Parkinson's disease. Eldepryl may improve shakiness, muscle stiffness, loss of normal movement as the dose of other Parkinson's drugs wears off, and sudden switching between normal movement as well as stiffness. Selegiline Hydrochloride composed of medicine that works by slowing the breakdown of certain natural substances in the brain i.e. neurotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.
Dosages: This medicine is available in a dosage as mentioned below:
- 5 mg: It is to be consumed twice a day with breakfast and lunch or exactly as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: This medicine may cause dizziness. To minimize dizziness and the risk of fainting, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.