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:
  • agitation, excitability, restlessness, or nervousness
  • chest pain
  • confusion or changes in mental state
  • convulsions or seizures
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty passing urine
  • enlarged pupils, sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • fever, clammy skin, increased sweating
  • headache or increased blood pressure
  • lightheadedness or fainting spells
  • muscle or neck stiffness or spasm
  • sexual dysfunction
  • slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
  • sore throat and fever
  • suicidal thoughts or other mood changes
  • 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):

  • constipation or diarrhea
  • difficulty sleeping
  • increased appetite or weight increase
  • increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • muscle aches or pains, trembling
  • nausea or vomiting
  • sexual dysfunction
  • swelling of the feet or legs
  • tiredness or weakness

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). Use within 3 months of opening the pouch and immediately after opening individual blister. 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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Last Updated: July 16, 2012
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