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Elegelin 5mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Selegiline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Elegelin 5mg Tablet is a drug that is mostly used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. It helps to prevent the muscular tremors, loss of coordination and balance and the stiffness of certain body parts. The medicine is generally administered along with a combination of other medicines. It cannot be provided to patients who had a stroke recently or have a family history of unstable mental conditions like bipolar diseases or schizophrenia.

Elegelin 5mg Tablet is contraindicated in patients who have suffered or are suffering from malignant melanoma, abnormal Movements of facial muscles, irregular heart rhythm, hypotension, impaired kidney function, impaired liver function and in case of allergic reaction to monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Additionally it is known to cause adverse effects if used together with drugs like antidepressants, other MAO inhibitors, appetite suppressants, triptans used in treatment of migraines, etc. Therefore, it is very essential to consult a doctor prior to the usage of the drug regarding the dosage as the correct dosage varies from person to person based on their medical history and health condition. The likely side effects from the usage of the drug are joint pain, insomnia, peripheral edema, depression, dyspepsia and cough. Additionally in case it is used with other drugs that can increase serotonin levels in the body, serotonin syndrome can also manifest as a side effect.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Selgin 10mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Elegelin 5mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

Elegelin 5mg Tablet is an antiparkinson medication that irreversibly inhibits monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B). It binds to MAO-B and hence prevents the microsomal metabolism of dopamine thus increase dopaminergic activity in the CNS.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Benadryl Dr Dry Cough Active Relief Syrup

    Evafem 2Mg Tablet

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