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Eldepryl Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is selegiline (Eldepryl)?
- What are the possible side effects of selegiline (Eldepryl)?
- What is the most important information I should know about selegiline (Eldepryl)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using selegiline (Eldepryl)?
- How should I take selegiline (Eldepryl)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Eldepryl)?
- What happens if I overdose (Eldepryl)?
- What should I avoid while using selegiline (Eldepryl)?
- What other drugs will affect selegiline (Eldepryl)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Eldepryl)?
Take the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Eldepryl)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
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 (convulsions).
What should I avoid while using selegiline (Eldepryl)?
You must NOT eat foods that are high in tyramine, including:
- air dried meats, aged or fermented meats, sausage or salami (including cacciatore and mortadella), pickled herring, and any spoiled or improperly stored beef, poultry, fish, or liver;
- beer from a tap, beer that has not been pasteurized;
- aged cheeses, including blue, boursault, brick, brie, camembert, cheddar, emmenthaler, gruyere, parmesan, romano, roquefort, stilton, and swiss;
- over-the-counter supplements or cough and cold medicines that contain tyramine;
- sauerkraut, soy beans, soy sauce, tofu, miso soup, bean curd, fava beans; or
- yeast extracts (such as Marmite).
Eating tyramine while you are taking selegiline 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 selegiline.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking selegiline.
Selegiline 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.
What other drugs will affect selegiline (Eldepryl)?
Before taking selegiline, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- carbamazepine (Tegretol);
- diet pills or cold medicines that contain ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylephrine;
- nafcillin (Unipen);
- phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane); or
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), amoxapine (Ascendin), bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban), citalopram (Celexa), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Sinequan), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), paroxetine (Paxil), protriptyline (Vivactil), sertraline (Zoloft), venlafaxine (Effexor), or trimipramine (Surmontil).
This list is not complete and there are many other medicines that can cause serious medical problems if you take them together with selegiline. Do not take selegiline before telling your doctor about all other prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor, dentist, or other healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about selegiline.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Eldepryl Information
- Eldepryl Drug Interactions Center: selegiline hcl oral
- Eldepryl Side Effects Center
- Eldepryl Overview including Precautions
- Eldepryl FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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