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(tolcapone)

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Tasmar
(tolcapone)

Mirapex
(pramipexole)

Apokyn
(apomorphine)

Dostinex
(cabergoline)

Duopa
(carbidopa / levodopa)

Stalevo
(carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone)

Lodosyn
(carbidopa)

Azilect
(rasagiline)

Sinemet CR
(carbidopa / levodopa extended release)

Eldepryl
(selegiline)

Treats Parkinson's disease. Taking Tasmar (tolcapone) is the next step to control Parkinson's disease when carbidopa/levodopa don't work as well, however you might be more likely to have liver damage.Helps with movement problems. Mirapex (Pramipexole) is an effective medicine for Parkinson's disease or restless leg syndrome, but there are potentially serious side effects.Helps you move around. Apokyn (apomorphine) is good for treating the "off" episodes or difficulty moving around when you have advanced Parkinson's disease, but it can cause vomiting and sudden sleepiness.Coming soon.Treats advanced stages of Parkinson's disease. Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) pumps carbidopa/levodopa into your body throughout the day. It is reserved for advanced Parkinson's disease when your symptoms become more frequent than the dosing of your tablets.Treats Parkinson's disease. Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) is a good choice for Parkinson's disease, especially when carbidopa/levodopa starts losing its effect.Treats Parkinson's disease when given with levodopa. Lodosyn (carbidopa) enhances the effect of levodopa. It cannot relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease when taken by itself.Treats Parkinson's disease. Azilect (rasagiline) is one of the recommended medicines to treat Parkinson's disease. It is now available in generic, which makes it more affordable for people without insurance.Treats Parkinson's disease. Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) is the first choice treatment for Parkinson's disease.Treats Parkinson's disease. Used with other medicines for Parkinson's disease to boost its effect.
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Side effects
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  • Difficulty controlling movement 22%
  • Nausea 12%
  • Sleeping problems 6%
  • Excessive dreaming 4%
  • Muscle cramps 2%
  • Loss of appetite 6%
  • Sleepiness 5%
  • Lightheadedness from standing 3%
  • Diarrhea 8%
More tolcapone side effects »
  • Any side effect 1%
  • Hallucinations 3%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Drowsiness 2%
  • Nausea 2%
  • Sleep difficulty 5%
  • Constipation 8%
  • Muscle weakness 2%
  • Positional low blood pressure 5%
More Mirapex side effects »
  • Yawning 40%
  • Movement problems 24%
  • Drowsiness or sleepiness 35%
  • Nausea or vomiting 19%
  • Dizziness 20%
  • Runny nose 20%
  • Chest pain 15%
  • Hallucinations 10%
  • Swelling in arms and legs 10%
More Apokyn side effects »

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

FDA side effect reports for Dostinex »
  • Problems with j-tube 56%
  • Nausea 30%
  • Constipation 22%
  • Redness and swelling at the j-tube site 19%
  • Difficulty controlling movements 14%
  • Low mood disorder 11%
  • Discharge at the j-tube site 11%
  • Swelling in the arms and legs 8%
  • High blood pressure 8%
  • Flu and cold 8%
More Duopa side effects »
  • Difficulty controlling movements 10%
  • Muscle spasm 5%
  • Changes in urine color 10%
  • Discolored urine 10%
  • Muscle rigidity 1%
  • Abdominal pain 4%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Constipation 2%
More carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone side effects »

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

FDA side effect reports for carbidopa »
  • Difficulty controlling movement 8%
  • Headache 2%
  • Accidental injury 7%
  • Nausea 4%
  • Falls 3%
  • Low blood pressure 6%
  • Constipation 4%
  • Weight loss 6%
  • Joint pain 4%
  • Diarrhea 3%
More Azilect side effects »
  • Difficulty controlling movements 17%
  • Nausea 6%
  • Hallucinations 4%
  • Confusion 4%
  • Dizziness 3%
  • Low mood disorder 2%
  • Urinary tract infection 2%
  • Back pain 2%
  • Unusual dreams 2%
  • Muscle spasms 2%
More carbidopa / levodopa extended release side effects »
  • Skin irritation at the patch 12%
  • Headache 1%
  • Sleep difficulty 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
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Tasmar (tolcapone) is an enzyme inhibitor that stops levodopa from being broken down. It causes higher levodopa in the brain, which relieves the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.Mirapex (Pramipexole) is a dopamine agonist. It binds to receptors in the brain and helps improve movement in people with Parkinson's disease or restless leg syndrome.Apokyn (apomorphine) is a non-ergoline dopamine agonist. Apokyn (apomorphine) allows you to move around more freely by stimulating the brain's ability to use dopamine, which is important for movement.Coming soon.Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) is a combination of carbidopa and levodopa. Carbidopa allows levodopa to enter the brain and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease.Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) is a combination of carbidopa, levodopa, and entacapone. Entacopone and carbidopa prevent breakdown of levodopa in the body so that levodopa can then enter the brain and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease.Lodosyn (carbidopa) is a decarboxylase inhibitor that allows levodopa to enter the brain and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease.Azilect (rasagiline) is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor. It increases the amount of dopamine in the brain, which helps those with Parkinson's disease gain better control their movements.Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) is a combination of carbidopa and levodopa that is released in your body over time. Carbidopa prevents breakdown of levodopa so that levodopa can then, enter the brain and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease.Eldepryl (selegiline) is a selective monoamine oxidase inhibitor. It regulates the amount of dopamine in your body.
Type of medication
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Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Injection
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
Used for
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  • Hyperprolactinemia
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Liver damage
  • Taking other medicines for Parkinson's disease
  • Taking antipsychotic medicines
Detailed Tasmar (tolcapone) risks & warnings »
  • Taking with alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Taking blood pressure-lowering medicines
  • Current kidney problems
  • Parkinson's disease
Detailed Mirapex (pramipexole) risks & warnings »
  • Taking antipsychotic medicines
  • Taking other medicines for Parkinson's disease
  • History of heart disease or stroke
Detailed Apokyn (apomorphine) risks & warnings »
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    • Surgery to place the J-tube
    • Taking other medicines for Parkinson's
    • Stopping Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) suddenly
    • Taking other medicines for Parkinson's disease
    Detailed Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) risks & warnings »
    • History of stomach ulcers
    Detailed Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) risks & warnings »
      Detailed Lodosyn (carbidopa) risks & warnings »
      • Eating foods rich in tyramine, like soy sauce, fermented cheese and smoked meats
      • Tricyclic antidepressants
      • Fentanyl
      • Tramadol
      • Buspirone
      Detailed Azilect (rasagiline) risks & warnings »
      • Taking other medicines for Parkinson's
      • Stopping Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) suddenly
      • Taking other medicines for Parkinson's disease
      Detailed Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) risks & warnings »
      • 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 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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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
      tolcaponeMirapexApokynDostinexDuopacarbidopa / levodopa / entacaponecarbidopaAzilectcarbidopa / levodopa extended releaseEldepryl
      • Tasmar (tolcapone) can be taken with or without food.
      • Take Mirapex (Pramipexole) with food if it makes you feel nauseous.
      No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.
      • Avoid eating foods high in tyramine while taking Eldepryl (selegiline), since it can increase your blood pressure.
      Kidneys and liver
      tolcaponeMirapexApokynDostinexDuopacarbidopa / levodopa / entacaponecarbidopaAzilectcarbidopa / levodopa extended releaseEldepryl
      No kidneys and liver related info.
      • Mirapex (Pramipexole) is processed by the kidney. If you have kidney problems, talk to your doctor because you may need a different dose.
      • Not the best choice if you have kidney problems. Your doctor may have to adjust your dose based on your kidney function.
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      Pain
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      No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.No pain related info.
      • Call your doctor right away if you start having stomach pains around where the pump is connected.
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      Sleep
      tolcaponeMirapexApokynDostinexDuopacarbidopa / levodopa / entacaponecarbidopaAzilectcarbidopa / levodopa extended releaseEldepryl
      No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
      • Apokyn (apomorphine) can make you sleepy or fall asleep suddenly without warning. Don't drive or do anything that requires your full concentration until you know how Apokyn (apomorphine) affects you. You're more at risk if you're taking other medicines for Parkinson's. Talk to your doctor if this bothers you.
      • Apokyn (apomorphine) can make you sleepy or fall asleep without warning. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
      No sleep related info.
      • Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires your full concentration until you know how Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) affects you. You're more at risk if you're taking other medicines for Parkinson's. Talk to your doctor if this bothers you.
      • Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
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      Upsides and benefits
      tolcaponeMirapexApokynDostinexDuopacarbidopa / levodopa / entacaponecarbidopaAzilectcarbidopa / levodopa extended releaseEldepryl
      • Tasmar (tolcapone) is part of the medicines used as the most common next step to control Parkinson's disease when carbidopa/levodopa doesn't work as well.
      • Tasmar (tolcapone) is available as a generic.
      • Tasmar (tolcapone) can be taken with or without food.
      • In studies, Mirapex (Pramipexole) when taken by itself or with other medicines, was effective in lowering movement fluctuations for people with Parkinson's disease.
      • Mirapex (Pramipexole) is sometimes preferred over other medicines that treat Parkinson's disease in older people since it causes fewer movement and mental fluctuations.
      • Is effective for treating restless leg syndrome.
      • Available in a short-acting and a long-acting form.
      • Preferred drug according to the guidelines to treat the "off" periods or inability to control movements well that's associated with Parkinson's.
      • People respond to the injection of Apokyn (apomorphine) very quickly and this response can last longer than other medicines.
      Coming soon
      • Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) allows you to have better control of your symptoms than oral tablets, especially in later stages of Parkinson's disease.
      • It combines three medicines into one pill so you don't have to take so many pills daily.
      • Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) is available as a generic.
      • Extra doses of Lodosyn (carbidopa) allows you to get more out of levodopa, especially in later stages of the disease.
      • It is available in a combination pill with levodopa once you find the right dose that works for you.
      • Azilect (rasagiline) is one of the go-to medicines for Parkinson's disease. It can be used in early and late stages of the disease.
      • Taking Azilect (rasagiline) by itself can help slow down Parkinson's disease, but it works better when it's given with other medicines.
      • Azilect (rasagiline) is available as generic as well as brand name, so there are usually lower out-of-pocket costs for you with insurance.
      • Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) is released over a long period of time in your body and can allow you to take fewer pills less frequently.
      • 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
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      • When you first start taking Tasmar (tolcapone), your doctor might have to change the dose a lot because of all the side effects.
      • Tasmar (tolcapone) will only slow the disease down; it is not a cure for Parkinson's disease.
      • Unlike Comtan, Tasmar (tolcapone) is more likely to damage your liver, so you might need regular blood tests for the first few months.
      • Tasmar (tolcapone) is not available as a combination pill with carbidopa/levodopa, unlike Comtan.
      • Tasmar (tolcapone) can cause dry mouth and changes in blood pressure. Changes in blood pressure can make you feel faint and more likely to fall.
      • Mirapex (Pramipexole) isn't a first-choice treatment for Parkinson's disease. It can be used by itself, but it's usually used with other medicines.
      • Mirapex (Pramipexole) can cause hallucinations in older people.
      • Not the best choice if you have kidney problems. Your doctor may have to adjust your dose based on your kidney function.
      • You can't suddenly stop taking Mirapex (Pramipexole). You'll have to slowly lower your dose, especially if you've been using it for a long time.
      • Can cause vomiting and sudden sleepiness. Your doctor will have to give you a medicine to stop the vomiting from happening.
      • Apokyn (apomorphine) should only be used if you have an "off" period of moving around. You should keep using your other medicines for your Parkinson's.
      • Dosing can be confusing since the pen only dispenses in milliliters, and there have been reports of people getting overdoses of Apokyn (apomorphine) because they thought it was for milligrams.
      • Stopping Apokyn (apomorphine) suddenly or lowering the dose too quickly can cause your muscles to become very stiff and you might get a very high fever, which can be life threatening. Talk to your doctor if you want to stop taking this medicine.
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      • Given via pump so you'll need to have a procedure to attach the pump to your body.
      • You'll need to take good care of the pump so that it doesn't get disconnected or infected.
      • Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) only lasts for 16 hours. You may need to take an extra dose of carbidopa/levodopa as tablet for nighttime control.
      • You need to keep Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) in a fridge, but it should sit at room temperature 20 minutes before infusion.
      • You would first start by taking Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) as two different pills, carbidopa/levodopa and entacapone, before you get switched over to Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone).
      • It's less customizable since there are only a few fixed combinations available.
      • Your doctor may need to change the dose of Lodosyn (carbidopa) frequently before finding the right dose.
      • It can cause unusual cravings and changes in behavior in some people.
      • Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
      • Your saliva, sweat and urine may have dark color and stain your clothing while taking Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release).
      • Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) will lose its effect over time. If you notice it wearing off sooner than you'd like, talk to your doctor.
      • Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) may cause unusual cravings in some people.
      • 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
      tolcaponeMirapexApokynDostinexDuopacarbidopa / levodopa / entacaponecarbidopaAzilectcarbidopa / levodopa extended releaseEldepryl
      • Tasmar (tolcapone) can make you dizzy if you've been sitting or lying down for a while. Be very careful when getting up.
      • Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Tasmar (tolcapone) affects you.
      • Your urine might be colored dark orange or brown while taking Tasmar (tolcapone). This is normal.
      • You have to keep taking carbidopa/levodopa with Tasmar (tolcapone). Tasmar (tolcapone) won't work by itself to control your Parkinson's disease.
      • Talk to your doctor if you want to stop taking Tasmar (tolcapone). Stopping it suddenly can be very dangerous.
      • You should start Mirapex (Pramipexole) at a low dose and your doctor will raise the dose slowly. This will help lower your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness and low blood pressure.
      • Can cause intense urges and compulsive behaviors that are hard to control, such as binge eating, gambling, and sexual urges. Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of these feelings.
      • You can suddenly fall asleep without warning while on this medicine. Don't perform any tasks that require mental alertness, like driving, or drinking alcohol until you know how Mirapex (Pramipexole) affects you. Let your doctor know if you have a history of sleep problems.
      • Take Mirapex (Pramipexole) 2 to 3 hours before bedtime for restless leg syndrome.
      • Take Mirapex (Pramipexole) with food if it makes you feel nauseous.
      • Apokyn (apomorphine) can cause nausea, so your doctor will give you medicine to help stop that and vomiting.
      • Your doctor will tell you how much Apokyn (apomorphine) you will inject. This is given in milliliters. Turn the pen so that the correct dose is given.
      • Apokyn (apomorphine) can make you sleepy or fall asleep without warning. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
      • Always change where you inject Apokyn (apomorphine) and always use a fresh needle every time. This will make injecting safer and less painful.
      • If the liquid inside the Apokyn (apomorphine) cartridge does not look clear and colorless, don't use it. Use a new cartridge or call your pharmacy.
      • Can cause you to feel faint, especially if you get up after sitting or lying down for a while. Be careful moving around after you use Apokyn (apomorphine) so you don't fall.
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      • Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) is given via pump. You need to have a minor procedure to connect the pump to your body.
      • You may still need to take carbidopa/levodopa in tablet form at night or if the pump disconnects.
      • Call your doctor right away if you start having stomach pains around where the pump is connected.
      • Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) is only good for 16 hours. Throw out the cassette when the infusion is done even if there's still medicine left inside.
      • Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
      • Don't stop taking Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa) suddenly. It can be very dangerous. Talk to your doctor if you want to stop taking Duopa (carbidopa / levodopa).
      • Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
      • Your saliva, sweat and urine may have dark color and stain your clothing while taking Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone).
      • Take Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) 30-60 minutes before a meal so that your body can properly absorb it. Don't eat too much high protein foods (meat, milk, cheese or nuts) because doing so can prevent it from getting absorbed into your body.
      • Stalevo (carbidopa / levodopa / entacapone) may cause unusual cravings in some people.
      • Lodosyn (carbidopa) can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
      • Your saliva, sweat and urine may have dark color and stain your clothing while taking Lodosyn (carbidopa).
      • Take Lodosyn (carbidopa) 30-60 minutes before a meal so that your body can properly absorb it. Don't eat too much high protein foods (meat, milk, cheese or nuts) because doing so can prevent it from getting absorbed into your body.
      • Lodosyn (carbidopa) doesn't work when taken by itself. Don't stop taking your other medicines for Parkinson's disease.
      • Lodosyn (carbidopa) may cause unusual cravings in some people.
      • Azilect (rasagiline) can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
      • Watch how much cheese, soy sauce or smoked meats you eat. Eating too much of these foods while on Azilect (rasagiline) can cause an unsafe rise in blood pressure.
      • Azilect (rasagiline) can make you dizzy or lightheaded, especially when you suddenly stand up from sitting or laying down.
      • Don't stop taking Azilect (rasagiline) without talking to your doctor first. Stopping it suddenly can cause confusion, stiff muscles and a high fever.
      • Azilect (rasagiline) can prevent many medicines from working properly. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if the way you take your other medicines needs to be changed.
      • Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
      • Your saliva, sweat and urine may have dark color and stain your clothing while taking Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release).
      • Take Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) 30-60 minutes before a meal so that your body can properly absorb it. Don't eat too much high protein foods (meat, milk, cheese or nuts) because doing so can prevent it from getting absorbed into your body.
      • Sinemet CR (carbidopa / levodopa extended release) may cause unusual cravings in some people.
      • 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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