Basic Information On Zelapar
Zelapar belongs to the MAO B inhibitor drug category. It is used to treat Parkinson's disease. Patients suffering from Parkinson's disease need dopamine supply to their brain to control their body movements. The Zelapar drug prevents dopamine breakdown and increases its supply to the brain, thus helping the brain to better control body movements. On an average it enables patients to have 2.2 hours less off time a day. It is used in combination with levodopa/carbidopa to better manage the symptoms in case therapy alone with levodopa/carbidopa has not delivered satisfactory results. It has a nice grapefruit flavor and it disintegrates within seconds. It is a safe and effective medication which delivers more active drug to the brain and yields much lower level of Selegiline byproducts.
Precautions / Side Effects Of Zelapar
Zelapar contains Selegiline. It may cause headaches, sore or stiff neck, sensitivity to light, dilated (wide open) pupils, nausea, or dizziness. More severe side effects could be hallucinations, depression, and allergic reactions. You may experience compelling urges like sexual urges or urge to gamble. You should tell your doctor about over the counter and prescription medications taken by you. Zelapar should not be taken with meperidine or any other type of analgesic. You must not stop brand or generic Zelapar suddenly without doctor’s approval. This may cause adverse side effects.
You should not take Zelapar if you are allergic to Selegiline or any of its other ingredients. Brand or generic Zelapar should not be administered with methadone, tramadol, and propoxyphene. It should also not be taken with non-selective MAOIs, selective MAO-B inhibitors, and any type of tricyclic antidepressants. Taking Zelapar with these drugs may cause muscle stiffness, mental change/strange behavior, loss of consciousness, or death. Pregnant and breast feeding women should avoid using this drug.
The recommended starting dosage for Zelapar is 1.25mg taken once a day. It is to be taken before breakfast and without liquid. You should avoid taking food or fluids 5 minutes before or just after taking this medicine. It should be continued for six weeks. If adequate improvement is not achieved by 1.25 mg and if the patient’s body is tolerating Zelapar, the dosage may be increased to 2.5 mg. Higher doses should normally be avoided because of increased risk of side effects. You should remove the tablet gently from the foil and immediately place it on your tongue. It disintegrates within seconds.
Buy Zelapar From North Drug Store
North Drug Store supplies brand or generic Zelapar as 1.25 mg tablets. You can buy Zelapar from North Drug Store as it offers free refill reminder.