This medication is an irreversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase, prescribed for Parkinson’s disease either alone or with other medications. It elevates the levels of certain chemicals in brain.
It should not be used with meperidine, antitussive agent dextromethorphan, with any other MAO inhibitor; Known hypersensitivity.
PO- The recommended dose is 0.5 or 1 mg daily.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, skin cancer, mental illness or psychosis; kidney, or liver disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, get up slowly from bed; avoid driving or any other harmful activities.
• It may cause an increase in blood pressure, monitor blood pressure level regularly.
Chest pain and fainting.
• Central Nervous System: Headache, depression, weakness, tingling, fainting, hallucinations, abnormal gait, anxiety, decreased libido, dizziness, restlessness, nerve disease and tremor.
• Skin: Hair loss, skin cancer and rash.
• Eye and ENT: Inflammation of eye and nose.
• Gastrointestinal: Indigestion, stomach inflammation, loss of appetite, diarrhea, GI bleeding and vomiting.
• Genitourinary: Presence of albumin in urine, blood in urine, impotence and urinary incontinence.
• Blood: Bruising and decrease in white blood cells.
• Liver: Abnormal liver function.
• Musculoskeletal: Joint inflammation/pain, arthritis and neck pain.
• Respiratory: Asthma and increased cough.
• Miscellaneous: Falling, flu syndrome, fever, allergic reaction and chest pain.
Patient may develop with an increased risk of skin cancer, if it so, consult with your doctor.
Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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