Emsam

Selegiline

What is Emsam used for?

See also Warning section. This medication is used to treat depression. Selegiline belongs to a class of drugs known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO inhibitors). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. This medication is a patch for use on the skin.

CHEMICAL NAME

Selegiline

DRUG TYPE

Parkinsons Disease
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Emsam Frequently Asked Questions

Antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders. These medications can help prevent suicidal thoughts/attempts and provide other important benefits. However, studies have shown that a small number of people (especially people younger than 25) who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression, other mental/mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts/attempts. It is very important to talk with the doctor about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication (especially for people younger than 25), even if treatment is not for a mental/mood condition.

Tell the doctor right away if you notice worsening depression/other psychiatric conditions, unusual behavior changes (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts), or other mental/mood changes (including new/worsening anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, irritability, hostile/angry feelings, impulsive actions, severe restlessness, very rapid speech). Be especially watchful for these symptoms when a new antidepressant is started or when the dose is changed.

This medication must not be used by children younger than 12 years due to an increased risk of serious side effects (such as extremely high blood pressure). Also, this medication is not recommended for use by children between 12 and 17 years old. Studies have not shown it to work in children in this age group.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Emsam Dosage and Form Information

Patch Transdermal 24 Hours
9 Mg/24 Hr
12Mg/24Hr
6 Mg/24 Hr