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Eldepryl Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Eldepryl is a levorotatory acetylenic derivative of phenethylamine. It is used to treat Parkinson's disease. It is also used when sinemet no longer seems to be working well. If you will use eldepryl alone, then it has no effect. Because it works only in combination with levodopa.

Eldepryl Dosage

The usual starting dose of eldepryl is 10 milligrams per day divided into 2 smaller doses of 5 milligrams each, and you should be taken at breakfast and lunch.

Uses of Eldepryl

  • It is used together with other medicines to treat symptoms of parkinson's disease, such as tremors, and poor muscle control.
  • It may also be used to treat other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Eldepryl

Before taken Eldepryl medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Eldepryl. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea
  • Lightheadedness

Warnings and precautions before taking Eldepryl:

  • You should not take eldepryl at a higher dosage, because it may rise your blood pressure. If you develop a severe headache or any other symptoms, then you should contact your doctor immediately.
  • If you combine eldepryl with tricyclic antidepressants such as elavil and tofranil, then you may suffer a severe reaction. So you should wait at least 14 days after taking eldepryl before beginning therapy with any of these drugs.
  • You should not stop taking this medicine abruptly without talking to your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Eldepryl with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Eldepryl with the following:

  • Antidepressant medications that raise serotonin levels, such as Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft
  • Narcotic painkillers such as Demerol, Percocet, and Tylenol with Codeine
Overdose

After taken Eldepryl if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of Eldepryl overdose may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Extremely high fever
  • Faintness
  • Hallucinations
  • Inability to breathe
  • Lockjaw
  • Shallow breathing


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