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Selegiline (Systemic)

Brand Names : Carbex, Eldepryl, Apo-Selegiline, Gen-Selegiline, Novo-Selegiline, Nu-Selegiline, SD Deprenyl, Selegiline-5, deprenil, deprenyl

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

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Selegiline (seh-LEDGE-ah-leen) is used in combination with levodopa or levodopa and carbidopa combination to treat Parkinson's disease, sometimes called shaking palsy or paralysis agitans. This medicine works to increase and extend the effects of levodopa, and may help to slow the progress of Parkinson's disease.

Selegiline is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:

  • Capsules (U.S.)
  • Tablets (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Carbex
  • Eldepryl

In Canada -

  • Apo-Selegiline
  • Eldepryl
  • Gen-Selegiline
  • Novo-Selegiline
  • Nu-Selegiline
  • SD Deprenyl
  • Selegiline-5

Generic name product may be available in the U.S.

Other commonly used names are deprenil and deprenyl .


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Selegiline: Before Using

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