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Side effect(s) of Safinamide

Read the side effects of Safinamide as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach discomfort

Central nervous system: Confusion, hallucination, agitation, seizures, dizziness, excessive drowsiness, abnormal movements, compulsive behaviors

Cardiovascular: Abnormalities in heartbeat, orthostatic hypotension

Eye: Blurred vision, retinal damage

Musculoskeletal: Twitching, poor coordination or repetitive uncontrolled movements of lips, tongue, arms or legs

Others: Fever, sweating, allergic reaction

Other Precautions : • Safinamide treatment should be stopped at least 14 days before starting the treatment with monoamine oxidase inhibitors to prevent hypertensive crisis when taken together.

Drug Name : Safinamide

Safinamide generic Safinamide is prescribed as an adjunctive treatment along with the combination of levodopa and carbidopa to treat idiopathic Parkinson's disease during ‘off’ episodes (loss of muscle control and the appearance of muscle stiffness) when levodopa’s efficacy is reduced. Safinamide increases the amount of dopamine in the brain by inhibiting the monoamine oxide (MAO-B) enzyme and preventing its breakdown. It is not used as a monotherapy but only with the combination of levodopa and carbidopa.
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