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What is the definition or description of: deprenyl?

What is the definition or description of: deprenyl?

Medication for PD: Deprenyl (selegiline) is an oral prescription medication indicated to help manage symptoms associated with parkinson's disease. This medication is a monoamine oxidase type b inhibitor (mao-b) and is believed to work by increasing the amount of dopamine---a neurochemical involved in motor control---within the brain. Read more: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/84444-deprenyl-side-effects/#ixzz2j8a. ...Read more

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Deprenyl (Definition)

Deprenyl (selegiline) is an oral prescription medication indicated to help manage symptoms associated with parkinson's disease. This medication is a monoamine oxidase type b inhibitor (mao-b) and is believed to work by increasing the amount of dopamine---a neurochemical involved in motor control---within the ...Read more


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Can deprenyl help with depression?

Can deprenyl help with depression?

Yes it can: There are many articles and case reports of this medication being used to treat depression, and not just in parkinson's patients. www.drugs.com/dosage/selegiline.html detailed selegiline dosage information for adults. Includes dosages for depression and parkinson's disease; plus renal, liver and dialysis adjustments. ...Read more

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Does deprenyl help with depression?

Does deprenyl help with depression?

Yes: Called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi), it increases levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, and Dopamine in your brain. Although very effective ( better than ssris), maois are not commonly used for depression due to the dietary restrictions (can't eat anything with tyramine - beer, aged cheese, etc). Selegiline comes in a patch version called emsam, which lessens the restriction. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken deprenyl to treat depression successfully?

Has anyone taken deprenyl to treat depression successfully?

Selegiline or Emsam: This is a type of antidepressant called an monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) that increases levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, and Dopamine in your brain. Although very effective, maois are not commonly used for depression due to the dietary restrictions (can't eat anything with tyramine - beer, aged cheese, etc). Selegiline comes in a patch version called emsam, which lessens the restriction. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to combine an maoi b (deprenyl) with phenylethylamine (pea)?

Is it dangerous to combine an maoi b (deprenyl) with phenylethylamine (pea)?

Yes: Yes, there are potential dangers, namely deprenyl could cause marked elevations in the concentration of pea, which could cause a sudden spike in blood pressure, causing a potential stroke/cva. If you are already taking deprenyl, then i would be very careful about any supplements, and clear it with your neurologist before taking it to avoid negative drug interactions. ...Read more

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Is deprenyl any safer than other maois for depression? If i take it and accidentally eat a small amount of tyramine containing food, will i die?

Is deprenyl any safer than other maois for depression? If i take it and accidentally eat a small amount of tyramine containing food, will i die?

Doubtful: There is a great deal of concern about maoi's such as deprenyl/selegiline. The concern is that ingesting foods such as smoked meats, aged hard cheeses, and fava beans can lead to a hypertensive crisis. However, ingesting relatively small amounts is unlikely to cause a problem, especially if you are on a small dose or the selegiline patch. Nonetheless, it's a good idea to be careful. ...Read more

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What's your medical opinion on uses of lycopodium vs a concoction deprenyl, piracetram, and choline for mental clarity? I am a college student who is having a hard time getting through school just because of the fact that i find i cannot focus during the

What's your medical opinion on uses of lycopodium vs a concoction deprenyl, piracetram, and choline for mental clarity? I am a college student who is having a hard time getting through school just because of the fact that i find i cannot focus during the

Lycopodium: Dr. Baskys gave a comprehensive answer about all but lycopodium, a homeopathic remedy. A professional homeopath might prescribe this when someone has very poor self-confidence, anxiety about health, career, and performance -- as well as many other symptoms. Nothing says you could not use both, as each works on a different level (energetic healing system level vs physical level). ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need a refill on my medication?

I need a refill on my medication?

So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more