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Deprenyl
Basics
by Erowid
DESCRIPTION #
Selegiline, bettern known as Deprenyl, is an MAO-B Inhibitor in small quantities (under 25 mg) and also inhibits MAO-A in larger quantities. It was the first selective inhibitor of MAO-B. Selegiline is marketed as a Parkinson's disease cure. Other reported positive effects include cognitive enhancement, increased libido in men, and reports of life-span extension.

Effects are described as stimulating and a little similar to cocaine. Tolerance builds relatively quickly. The FDA approved a Selegine transdermal patch (Emsam) for use as an antidepressant in February, 2006.
Dose #
5 -15 mg / day
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Law #
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Pharmacology #
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History #
Deprenyl was first developed in the early 1960s by Dr. Joseph Knoll.
Terminology / Slang #
Brand Names:
ldepryl; Carbex; Eprenyl; EJumex; Movergan; Plurimen; Alzene; Selpak; Atapryl.
The Substance:
l-Deprenyl; Selegiline.
The Experience:
No common terms known.
EFFECTS #
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Onset #
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PROBLEMS #
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Contraindications #
  • Users of Emsam may be advised to avoid alcohol and foods containing tyramine.
  • Adverse effects are rare, but may include changes in blood pressure.
  • Pregnant women should consult their doctor before taking Deprenyl during pregnancy.

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Long Term Health Problems #
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Risk of Death #
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CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
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