Eldepryl (Selegiline) is the only anti-Parkinson's agent that has been found to slow the loss of dopamine. By keeping your Sinemet dose lower, Generic Eldepryl will help to minimize Sinemet-related side effects and prolong the duration of Sinemet effectiveness.
Generic Eldepryl may also be marketed as: Selegiline, Zelapar.
*Eldepryl® is manufactured by Somerset Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Generic Eldepryl prevents the breakdown of a chemical in your brain called dopamine (DO pa meen). Low levels of this chemical are associated with Parkinson's disease.
Generic Eldepryl is used together with other medicines to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Take Generic Eldepryl exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Larger doses will not have any greater effect, but serious side effects could result. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Generic Eldepryl capsules are usually taken twice a day, at breakfast and lunch. Follow your doctor's instructions. The disintegrating tablet form of selegiline (Zelapar) should be taken once a day before breakfast and without any liquid.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking Generic Eldepryl and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Continue taking Generic Eldepryl and talk with your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
You must NOT eat foods that are high in tyramine, including:
Eating tyramine while you are taking Eldepryl can raise your blood pressure to dangerous levels which could cause life-threatening side effects.
You should become very familiar with the list of foods to avoid while you are taking Eldepryl.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Eldepryl. Eldepryl can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Before taking Generic Eldepryl, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to take Eldepryl, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There are many other medicines that can cause serious medical problems if you take them together with Generic Eldepryl.