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Elegelin Information

Elegelin is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease.

The correct dosage of Elegelin depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Elegelin have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Elegelin go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Elegelin's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Elegelin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Elegelin is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension), Schizophrenia as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Elegelin are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Elegelin may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Elegelin is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Elegelin Benefits & Uses

Elegelin is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Elegelin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Parkinson's Disease
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Parkinson's Disease
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Elegelin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Elegelin safe for pregnant women?


    Elegelin may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Elegelin again without your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Elegelin safe during breastfeeding?


    Elegelin should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Elegelin on the Kidneys?


    Using Elegelin does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Elegelin on the Liver?


    Elegelin may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Elegelin on the Heart?


    Using Elegelin does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Elegelin with Other Drugs

Elegelin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Elegelin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Elegelin unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Elegelin

  • Is this Elegelin habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Elegelin.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Elegelin can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Elegelin is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, Elegelin is useful in treating mental disorders.

    Yes

Elegelin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Elegelin


    Taking Elegelin with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Elegelin


    Consuming Elegelin with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zelapar® (selegiline hydrochloride)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 431-432

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1128-1129

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