Selegiline Hcl

Generic of Zelapar

What is Selegiline Hcl used for?

This medication is used to treat movement disorders caused by Parkinson's disease. It does not cure Parkinson's disease, but it may improve shakiness (tremor), muscle stiffness, loss of normal movement as your dose of other Parkinson's medication wears off (end-of-dose failure), and sudden switching between normal movement and stiffness ("on-off" problems). It may improve your range of motion and ability to walk, dress, and exercise. Selegiline is usually used in combination with other medicines (such as levodopa, carbidopa). Selegiline is an enzyme blocker (MAO inhibitor) that works by slowing the breakdown of certain natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin).

CHEMICAL NAME

Selegiline Hcl

DRUG TYPE

Parkinsons Disease
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Selegiline Hcl Frequently Asked Questions

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily with breakfast and lunch. Taking selegiline late in the day may cause trouble sleeping. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than directed.

After you have been taking selegiline for 2 or 3 days, your doctor may direct you to lower your levodopa dose. Follow your doctor's instructions closely. Do not stop or change the dose of any of your medications without first talking with your doctor.

It may take a few weeks for the full benefits of the drug to be noticed. Do not stop taking this drug without first consulting your doctor. Talk with your doctor if the medication stops working well or if your condition worsens.

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Selegiline Hcl Dosage and Form Information

Tablet
5 Mg
Capsule
5 Mg

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