selegiline (generic name)

It is used with levodopa-carbidopa in the treatment of Parkinson's disease
(se LE ji leen)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • angry, excitable, panic attack, mania, restless
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • difficulty passing urine
  • eyes more sensitive to light, enlarged pupils
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever, clammy skin, increased sweating, sore throat
  • high blood pressure
  • irregular heartbeat
  • muscle or neck stiffness or spasm
  • seizures
  • suicidal thoughts or other mood changes
  • trouble sleeping
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • change in sex drive or performance
  • constipation or diarrhea
  • increased appetite or weight increase
  • increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • muscle aches or pains, trembling
  • nausea or vomiting
  • swelling of the feet or legs
  • tired or weak

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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