Compare Dostinex vs. Eldepryl

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Dostinex
(cabergoline)

Eldepryl
(selegiline)

Coming soon.Treats Parkinson's disease. Used with other medicines for Parkinson's disease to boost its effect.
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Side effects
DostinexEldepryl

We haven’t found good data for Dostinex side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Dostinex »
  • Skin irritation at the patch 12%
  • Headache 1%
  • Insomnia 5%
  • Diarrhea 2%
  • Dry mouth 2%
  • Weight loss of at least 5% 2%
  • Indigestion 1%
  • Rash 2%
  • Sinus infection 2%
  • Sore throat 1%
More Eldepryl side effects »
How it works
DostinexEldepryl
Coming soon.Eldepryl (selegiline) is a selective monoamine oxidase inhibitor. It regulates the amount of dopamine in your body.
Type of medication
DostinexEldepryl
Prescription only
Available as
DostinexEldepryl
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
Used for
DostinexEldepryl
  • Hyperprolactinemia
Risk factors for serious side effects
DostinexEldepryl
    Coming soon.
    • Eating foods rich in tyramine, like soy sauce, fermented cheese and smoked meats
    • Taking cough and cold medicines like dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM), pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)
    • Tricyclic antidepressants
    • Fentanyl
    • Tramadol
    Detailed Eldepryl (selegiline) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Food
    DostinexEldepryl
    No food related info.
    • Avoid eating foods high in tyramine while taking Eldepryl (selegiline), since it can increase your blood pressure.
    Upsides and benefits
    DostinexEldepryl
    Coming soon
    • There are two different versions of Eldepryl (selegiline), a quick dissolving tablet and a regular tablet.
    • Eldepryl (selegiline) is one of the recommended medicines you can take along with carbidopa/levodopa if your Parkinson's disease is getting worse.
    Downsides and risks
    DostinexEldepryl
    Coming soon
    • You may have to limit the amount of cheese, smoked meat, and soy sauce you eat while taking Eldepryl (selegiline) since it can raise your blood pressure.
    • Can keep you up at night if you take it later in the day
    • Doesn't work by itself to treat Parkinson's disease.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    DostinexEldepryl
    Coming soon
    • Watch how much smoked meat, cheese, pickles and soy sauce you eat while taking Eldepryl (selegiline) since it can raise your blood pressure.
    • Avoid taking your doses later in the day because it can keep you up.
    • Don't stop Eldepryl (selegiline) suddenly without talking to your doctor, since it can be dangerous.
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