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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Selegiline (Overview)

Selegiline is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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What type if doctor prescribes selegiline.I foolishly tried to treat my depression with it(5mg) and good high pulse/bp even after quittng 3days ago.?

What type if doctor  prescribes selegiline.I foolishly tried to treat my depression with it(5mg) and good high pulse/bp even after quittng 3days ago.?

Local MD: You could start by seeing your local medical doctor. If you don't have one, try an urgent care center. I'm not sure you need to see a doctor who prescribes selegiline, rather, someone who can check you out and manage any reactions you are having. Like your local medical doctor to start with. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Selegiline (Overview)

Selegiline is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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Is selegiline effective as azilect (rasagiline) for parkinsons?

Is selegiline effective as azilect (rasagiline) for parkinsons?

MAO-B inhibitors: Both selegiline (eldepryl) and Rasagiline (azilect) are mao-b inhibitors, with a couple important differences. Azilect (rasagiline) is much more specific for mao-b, meaning no risk of serotonergic crisis when used alongside ssri antidepressants (celexa, lexapro, etc). Azilect (rasagiline) is also the only neuroprotective drug for parkinson's. Take care! ...Read more

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How can eldepryl (selegiline) work to manage symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

How can  eldepryl (selegiline) work to manage symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's Disease: Eldepryl (selegiline) is a selective monoamine oxidase inhibitor type b mao-i. It increases the Dopamine available in the barin by inhibiting the monoamine oxidase (a naturally occurring enzyme in the brain involved in removing the neurotransmitters Dopamine and serotonin from the extracellular space). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of selegine for a patient who has a pheochromocytoma (tumor of adrenal gland)?

What are the side effects of selegine for a patient who has a pheochromocytoma (tumor of adrenal gland)?

Not sure: I am a big supporter of selegeline for parkinson's disease, cognitive impairment, and erectile dysfunction. However, not sure regarding any benefits for pheochromocytoma. That being said, there are no serious side effects from selegeline. Best treatment for pheochromocytoma is surgery. Surgery is very effective and will usually provide a complete cure! ...Read more

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Does selegiline make me feel sleepy?

Does selegiline make me feel sleepy?

Possible but ...: Selegiline more often causes insomnia than sleepiness. But both are possible side effects. Talk with your doc! ...Read more

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Does pomegranate contain tyramine in it, since I take selegiline and must avoid tyramine?

Does pomegranate contain tyramine in it, since I take selegiline and must avoid tyramine?

? Migraine: If tyramine problem=migraine, here is a list of foods that are rich in tyramine to avoid triggering headaches: chocolate, yoghurt, all cheese except cottage cheese, smoked/pickled fish/meats (inc herring, caviar, bologna, salami, pepperoni), liver, avocados, bananas, figs, raisins+ red wine. Check out my plate recommendations for food ideas, alternatives. From a fellow migraineur since childhood:). ...Read more

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Is selegiline effective as azilect (rasagiline) for parkinsons?

MAO-B inhibitors: Both selegiline (eldepryl) and Rasagiline (azilect) are mao-b inhibitors, with a couple important differences. Azilect (rasagiline) is much more specific for mao-b, meaning no risk of serotonergic crisis when used alongside ssri antidepressants (celexa, lexapro, etc). Azilect (rasagiline) is also the only neuroprotective drug for parkinson's. Take care! ...Read more

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Eldepryl (Definition)

Eldepryl is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more