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Selegiline
(Generic alternative to Eldepryl)

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Eldepryl
(Selegiline)

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What is Eldepryl /Selegiline used for?

Carbex is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease by preventing the breakdown of a chemical in your brain called dopamine.

How should Eldepryl /Selegiline be stored?

Keep at room temperature and protect from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Eldepryl/Selegiline ?

Always follow the directions your doctor has given you. Carbex is usually taken twice a day at breakfast and lunch. While you are taking Carbex and for an additional fourteen days after you stop, you must not eat air dried meats, aged or fermented meats, sausage or salami, pickled herring, and any spoiled or improperly stored beef, poultry, fish, or liver; beer from a tap, beer that has not been pasteurized; aged cheeses, including blue, boursault, brick, brie, camembert, cheddar, emmenthaler, gruyere, parmesan, romano, Roquefort, stilton, and Swiss; over-the-counter supplements or cough and cold medicines that contain tyramine; sauerkraut, soy beans, soy sauce, tofu, miso soup, bean curd, fava beans; or yeast extracts.

When should Eldepryl /Selegiline not be taken?

Avoid the use of Carbex if you are allergic to selegiline or if you have used any of the following drugs within the past 14 days: cough or cold medication that contains dextromethorphan; meperidine, propoxyphene, or tramadol; methadone; or other MAO inhibitors such as isocarboxazid. Tranylcypromine, phenelzine, rasagiline, or transdermal selegiline

What precautions should I follow when taking Eldepryl /Selegiline ?

Tell your doctor about any prescriptions and over-the-counter medications you use, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. Avoid drinking alcohol and do not eat foods that are high in tyramine. Let your doctor know if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, high or low blood pressure, or a seizure disorder. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Carbex may be harmful to an unborn child. It is not known whether or not Carbex can pass into the breast milk and harm a nursing child. Do not take Carbex without first talking to your doctor.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Eldepryl /Selegiline ?

Avoid consuming any alcohol while taking Carbex as it may cause side effects that impair your thinking and/or reactions. Be careful driving or doing any other activity that requires you to be alert and awake. While you are taking Carbex and for an additional fourteen days after you stop, you must not eat air dried meats, aged or fermented meats, sausage or salami, pickled herring, and any spoiled or improperly stored beef, poultry, fish, or liver; beer from a tap, beer that has not been pasteurized; aged cheeses, including blue, boursault, brick, brie, camembert, cheddar, emmenthaler, gruyere, parmesan, romano, Roquefort, stilton, and Swiss; over-the-counter supplements or cough and cold medicines that contain tyramine; sauerkraut, soy beans, soy sauce, tofu, miso soup, bean curd, fava beans; or yeast extracts

When should Eldepryl /Selegiline not be taken?

Side effects may include: allergic reaction; sudden and severe headache, confusion, blurred vision, problems with speech or balance, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, seizure, and sudden numbness or weakness; feeling light-headed, fainting; hallucinations; fe

Less severe side effects may include: dizziness, weakness; sleep problems; runny or stuffy nose; back pain; constipation; or mouth sores or ulcers, or pain with swallowing.

Other: None.

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