Eldepryl is used for treatment of Parkinson disease. Eldepryl is taken with levodopa/carbidopa.
Use Eldepryl as directed by your doctor. Take Eldepryl with a meal. Most people who take Eldepryl can eat a normal diet. However, if your dosage is more than 10 mg/day, serious increases in blood pressure may occur when you eat or drink some foods and drinks. Foods or drinks that may cause a reaction include aged cheeses, sour cream, red wines, beer, bologna, pepperoni, salami, pickled herring, meat prepared with tenderizers, raisins, bananas, avocados, soy sauce, or yeast extracts. Obtain a complete list of foods and drinks from your doctor or pharmacist.
Before taking Eldepryl, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, if you are allergic to any ingredient in Eldepryl, if you have a mental disorder (eg, psychosis), tardive dyskinesia (twitching of the face and tongue, involuntary movements of the arms and legs), or an ulcer, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast–feeding. If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Eldepryl during pregnancy. It is unknown if Eldepryl is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast–feed while taking Eldepryl. Some medicines may interact with Eldepryl. Therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Do not take Eldepryl if you have schizophrenia. Do not become overheated in hot weather or during exercise or other activities, heatstroke may occur. Immediately report any severe headache or unusual symptoms to your health care provider. Before you begin taking any new prescription or over–the–counter medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes medicines that contain pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or dextromethorphan. Follow all of these precautions for at least 4 weeks after taking the last dose of Eldepryl. Elderly patients may more sensitive to the effects of Eldepryl. Use Eldepryl with extreme caution in children. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Possible Side Effects
Some of the Possible Side Effects are- Dizziness, dry mouth, hallucinations, headache, lightheadedness, stomach pain, vivid dreams. Contact your doctor if any of these or other side effects occur. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately- allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), anxiety, behavior or mood changes, chest pain, confusion, fainting, heart palpitations or changes in heart rate, nausea, severe headache, unusual body movements or difficulty moving, vomiting.
Store Eldepryl at 59 – 86 °F (15 – 30 °C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Eldepryl out of the reach of children.
If overdose is suspected seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of overdose may be absent for up to 12 hours and may include confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, excitement, fast heartbeat, flushing, headache, irritability, restlessness, seizures, sweating, weakness.
Eldepryl may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. These effects may worsen if Eldepryl is taken with alcohol or certain other medications. Use Eldepryl with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to this drug. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. Eldepryl should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not take less or more or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
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