Side effect(s) of Selegiline

Review the side-effects of Selegiline as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

  Most Common
- Dizziness, nausea, pain, headache, sleeplessness, runny nose, movement disorder, back pain, mouth ulcer, and indigestion.

  Body as a Whole
- Allergic reaction, inflammation of skin, face swelling, fever, bruising.

  Central Nervous System
- Lack of coordination, depression, dizziness, movement disorder, hallucinations, headache, sleeplessness, drowsiness, tremor, abnormal gait, agitation, emotional lability, increased salivation, nervousness, nerve pain, personality disorder, psychosis, vertigo, migraine.

- High blood pressure, chest pain, abnormal heart rate and/or rhythm, stroke, congestive heart failure, heart arrest, low blood pressure, heart attack, pallor, syncope.

- Constipation, diarrhea, difficulty in swallowing, indigestion, flatulence, nausea, ulcer of mouth, esophagus or stomach, tooth disorder, vomiting, loss of appetite, gall stone, colitis, gum inflammation, hepatitis.

- Bruising, abnormal platelet counts, anemia, increased level of white blood cells.

- Low potassium levels, dehydration.

- Leg cramps, muscle/joint pain, tendon rupture, back/neck pain.

- Difficulty in breathing, inflammation of pharynx, sinuses, bronchi, runny nose, asthma, bronchitis, hiccup, nose bleed, lung swelling, pleural effusion, pneumonia, voice alteration.

- Rash, dry skin, inflammation of skin, fungal infection, itching, skin discoloration, skin ulcer, sweating.

- Urinary incontinence, urgency or increased frequency.

  Eye and ENT
- Abnormal vision, deafness, loss of taste or abnormal taste sensation, ringing in the ear.

Other Precautions :

Patient may develop with increased risk of melanoma (skin cancer), kidney impairment, exacerbate preexisting movement disorder.

Drug Name : Selegiline

Selegiline(Emsam) generic is a selective and irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), prescribed for Parkinson’s disease either alone or with levodopa as an adjuvant. It prevents the breakdown of dopamine in the brain, thus improving the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Trade Names for Selegiline

India :

International :

Emsam, Eldepryl, Zelapar