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.
What is Eldepryl?
Eldepryl (selegiline) prevents the breakdown of a chemical in your brain called dopamine. Low levels of dopamine are associated with Parkinson’s disease. Eldepryl capsules are used together with levodopa and carbidopa to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
How should Eldepryl be consumed?
Take Eldepryl exactly as it was prescribed for you. All directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
What should be avoided while taking Eldepryl?
Eldepryl might impair thinking or reactions. Some people consuming this medicine have fallen asleep during normal daytime activities such as working, talking, eating, or driving. You may fall asleep suddenly, even after feeling alert. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect Eldepryl?
Many drugs can interact with selegiline, and some drugs should not be used together.
What happens if I overdose?
Overdose symptoms may include severe headache, hallucinations, vision problems, sweating, cool or clammy skin, fast or uneven heart rate, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure.