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Generic: selegiline transdermal
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It is used to treat major depression
               



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What is this medicine?

SELEGILINE (se LE ji leen) is an monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is used to treat major depression.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • bipolar disease
  • dizzy or fainting spells
  • frequently drink alcohol- containing beverages
  • heart problems
  • history of a suicide attempt
  • pheochromocytoma
  • seizures
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to selegiline, other medicines or patches, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Apply the patch to dry, smooth skin on the upper back, chest, or thigh or to the outer part of the upper arm. Avoid injured, irritated, calloused, or scarred areas. Do not cut or trim the patch. When you apply a new patch, use a new area of skin. Use only 1 patch each day. Remove the old patch before applying a new one. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children. Do not use in children under 12 years of age.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, apply only that dose. Do not apply double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • other medicines containing selegiline, like Eldepryl
  • altretamine
  • atomoxetine
  • caffeine
  • carbamazepine
  • certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • cocaine
  • dextromethorphan
  • diphenoxylate
  • ephedrine
  • fluoxetine
  • herbal medicines like ginseng, green tea, guarana, SAM- e, and St. John's Wort
  • isoniazid
  • linezolid
  • local anesthetics
  • MAOIs like Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • medicines for migraine headaches
  • meperidine
  • methylene blue
  • procarbazine
  • pseudoephedrine
  • rasagiline
  • stimulants like amphetamine, dextroamphetamine or methylphenidate
  • tramadol
  • tryptophan

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • medicines for high blood pressure
  • prescription pain medicines

               
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