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Dad diagnosed with Parkinson's disease!!

Postby Martinlight » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:13 am

Hello all! I reached here while looking for information on Parkinson’s disease. Actually me dad has been diagnosed with this disease. When the doctor told me about it, I was at a lost. I had heard about this disease before at school maybe but I didn’t know much about it. The latter told me that it has something to do with movements and speech. I have been searching info on this disease when I reached this forum. My dad has been prescribed eldepryl and today is the second day that he has taken this medicine. Does someone else take this medicine? I read that this medicine has several side effects:
1. Allergic reactions such as difficulty in breathing; closing of throat; swelling of lips, tongue, or face; or hives)
2. Severe headaches
3. Restlessness, agitation, or irritability
4. Sweating
5. Convulsions
6. Uncontrollable or Irregular movements
7. Dizziness or drowsiness
8. Nausea, abdominal pain, or diarrhea
9. Insomnia or vivid dreams
10. Mild confusion, agitation, or anxiety
11. Mild headache
12. Dry mouth
(Source: http://www.drugdelivery.ca/s3878-s-ELDEPRYL.aspx )
I haven’t noticed anything else apart from headache with dad. I just wanted to ask how many days after taking the medicine do the side effects appear. Has anyone experienced side effects other than the ones stated above? If yes then what are the other side effects? Please help me.
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Postby Kathie23 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:24 pm


It's never easy when talking about side effects of any type of medication the best thing to do would be to talk to your dad's doctor. Each person is different some may experience many side effects and others none. I hope that you are successful in your search and wish that I could have helped you more. You can also read up a bit on the medication at http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-13490-E ... epryl+Oral
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