Selegiline – Oral

Why do I need this medicine?

Selegiline is used on its own or together with other medicines to treat Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that affects movement of a person, causing symptoms such as tremors, muscle stiffness, slowed movement and impaired balance or walking. It is used to improve the medicinal effect of other Parkinson’s disease medicines such as levodopa.

Selegiline does not cure Parkinson’s disease but it can improve the quality of life for people who have the disease.

Selegiline may also be used to treat other medical conditions, as decided by your doctor.


How do I take this medicine?

Take Selegiline exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take Selegiline with breakfast or lunch. Avoid taking it in the evening as it may interfere with your sleep. Try to take Selegiline at the same time each day.

Selegiline is available as a normal tablet and as an orally disintegrating tablet.

If you are taking the orally disintegrating tablet, place the tablet on your tongue at least 5 minutes before breakfast and allow it to dissolve. Do not swallow the tablet. Do not eat or drink anything 5 minutes before or after taking the tablet.

Selegiline must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking Selegiline even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed otherwise, as stopping it suddenly could worsen your condition.


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