28 patient evaluations for Selegiline

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Jan 21, 2010 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for memory problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cold sensation in hand(s), tyramine reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have stopped taking selegiline for 3 reasons: 1.) Cold hands and feet - too hard to deal with in winter. 2.) Dietary restrictions are not usually needed at 5mg but I have noticed blood pressure elevation when eating the usual MAOI prohibited foods. This does not suprise me as I am unusually sensitive to many medications. 3.) I no longer believe that increasing the effectiveness of monoamine neurotransmitters is a solution to my problems with depression.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: tyramine reaction, cold sensation in hand(s)

Jan 5, 2010 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (cold sensation in hand(s))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: tyramine reaction, cold sensation in hand(s)

Dec 26, 2009 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Overall, I like this medicine so far. I usually take 5mg when I wake about 6am, then I sleep for a few more hours and take another 5mg. It feels like a very mild stimulant, like adderall only much more subtle. I had hoped it would do more for my lack of motivation, anhedonia, or lack of inclination to move about.
Side effects: tyramine reaction, cold sensation in hand(s)

Dec 17, 2009 (Started Dec 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: So far this seems to be helping with my depression and general lack of energy. It also seems to be helping with hypertension. Too early to evaluate though...
Side effects: tyramine reaction, cold sensation in hand(s)

  • 2 helpful marks

Sep 13, 2018 (Started Jan 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has previously been beneficial, but was diminishing with worsening familial stress and life stress Dr increased it to 15 mg/ dAY and I hAVE BEEN ABLE TO DECREASE rYTARY DAILY DOSE.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: skin irritation

Jun 25, 2014 (Started Jan 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin irritation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 9 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Be careful with processed or preserved(like vinegar, red wine)
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: skin irritation

Dec 21, 2010 (Started Jan 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin irritation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg/24 hr All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin irritation

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Jan 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg/24 hr All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin irritation

Jan 17, 2009 (Started Jan 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg/24 hr All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin irritation

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Jan 04, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg/24 hr All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: stick with it
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin irritation

  • 2 helpful marks

Apr 7, 2008 (Started Nov 13, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Apr 27, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Discontinued 8/4/08

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Sep 24, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (psychosis disorder)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Mental changes are not always recognizable by behavioral changes. Be cautious about using any medication that does not warrant use by evident and observable differences and do not remain on them in order to "let the body get adjusted". We always thought we were surely NOT one of the "30%" due to experience mental changes UNTIL we started into the undeniable mental difficulties in 2000.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 10, 2008 (Started Aug 02, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tremor in hands)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tiredness

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2009 (Started Jul 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (prostate problems)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: If you have an enlarged prostate be careful about taking Selegiline.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: prostate problems

Dec 11, 2008 (Started Jul 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (prostate problems)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: If you experience urination difficulty while on this drug talk to your doctor.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: prostate problems

Aug 15, 2008 (Started Jul 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: prostate problems

  • 0 helpful marks

May 28, 2009 (Started Mar 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for tremor in hands)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is new and not effective on some patients.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 29, 2009 (Started Apr 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Stick to the schedule. If you do not respond to MAO Inhibitors, you may not respond to this one either.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 11, 2009 (Started Apr 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 24, 2008 (Started Apr 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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