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What are the most likely discontinuation (withdrawal) symptoms for Emsam? Is there any information about Emsam discontinuation available online?
Most likely=none: While many people experience a discontinuation syndrome from SSRI's and SNRI's (usually irritability, "electric shock" sensations), I am unaware of any reported with EMSAM or seligiline. However, especially in higher doses, all MAO inhibitors should be discontinued AT LEAST 10 days before starting another antidepressant, to avoid hypertension and even hypertensive crisis. ...Read more
Well tolerated: Everyone is different. I have had many people on the Emsam patch and have not had any difficulty with dietary interactions. At 6 mg/24 hours there is no fda warning. At 9 & 12 there is but the amount of tyramine containing food you would need to ingest to have an issue is huge. Most tolerate it very well. Avoiding cold preps can be a pain this time of year. Patch site irritation is usually mild. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emsam: Emsam is selegiline, delivered in transdermal patches. It is an mao-b inhibitor, and is used to treat depression. It requires avoiding foods that contain tyramine; it can also interact with many medications: http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/selegiline, emsam.Html because of related metabolism, it could show up in drug tests for amphetamines. ...Read more
How long should it take for side effects to go a away after stopping 9mg Emsam? Also how long after stopping selegine should side effects subside.
Emsam: This question gets a little tricky because Emsam is a patch and elimination can be delayed because of tissue uptake of the drug. Generally, the FDA has advised a wash out period of at least 5-7 days on average. Although the effects of the drug should diminish gradually before this amount of time. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Yes www.drugs.com: Monitor: monoamine oxidase inhibitors (maois) can potentiate the cardiovascular adverse effects of beta-adrenergic agonists such as hypertension, palpitation, tachycardia, and chest pain. Management: cardiovascular status should be closely monitored during coadministration of beta-adrenergic agonists with maois or other agents that possess maoi activity. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can i really eat anything with emsam 6mg? I am 5'7 with 138 pounds. My blood pressure is low (10/6). I don't eat a lot. No diet is ok?
Food is ok: Emsam can lower BP - tell your doctor if you're getting frequent or severe dizzy spells. Don't use over the counter decongestants, diet pills, or herbal remedies like st. John's wort. Most any food is okay. Your body mass index, based on your height and weight, is 21.5 which is absolutely perfect! ...Read more
Have you had positive results with emsam patch for dysthymia? What other meds would you suggest besides ssris which makes me lethargic? Need desire!
Emsam: Works well for some.Get a more detailed answer ›