EMSAM Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 021336/001.

Names and composition

"EMSAM" is the commercial name of a drug composed of SELEGILINE.

Answered questions

How many clinical trials have been performed for Emsam?
Hey Az R! Good to hear from you again. Emsam DOES seem interesting, I'm just worried that the non-dietary-restrictive 6 mg might not be enough. Asked by Gregoria Lalla 4 months ago.

I'm really interested in Emsam (the 6 mg dosage) but my parents are concerned that it's still "too new" for it to be safe. I'm just worried about some of the side effects like suicidal ideation and tremors. I'm wondering how many clinical trials have been conducted for Emsam? I would also like to hear people's experiences on this drug. Answered by Joslyn Malek 4 months ago.


Side effects of Emsam?
Asked by Wynona Matuszeski 4 months ago.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. • Stop using Emsam and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: · severe headache, stiff neck, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeat; · feeling light-headed, fainting; · fever or sweating; · feeling restless, agitated, or irritable; · seizure (convulsions); or · tremors, muscle stiffness, or movements you cannot control. • Continue using Emsam and talk with your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects: · headache; · diarrhea, upset stomach; · sleep problems (insomnia); · dry mouth, sore throat; or · redness or itching where the patch is worn. • Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. Answered by Mamie Ramsfield 4 months ago.

loose stool Answered by Denisse Lokan 4 months ago.


Is Selegiline Transdermal (Emsam) ever prescribed for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
I am 16 and have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I also have Major Depression Disorder, but I am currently on Bupropion (Wellbutrin) for that. My psychiatrist has been trying to find the right medicine for controlling my OCD since I was 7. I have tried many different types of medicines and the one I am one right... Asked by Lillia Eagar 4 months ago.

I am 16 and have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I also have Major Depression Disorder, but I am currently on Bupropion (Wellbutrin) for that. My psychiatrist has been trying to find the right medicine for controlling my OCD since I was 7. I have tried many different types of medicines and the one I am one right now is failing, miserably. My doctor pretty much told me that if the one that I am on right now (the one that is failing) doesn't work, there are no other options. I am just not ready for her to give up on me, I still have my whole life ahead of me! So the thing is, the hasn't tried MAOIs, I know about the dietary restrictions and I can handle them. And I also know that OCD can't just be treated with medicine. I'm in therapy too. My doctor listens to me and is open to ideas so I was wondering if I should suggest this drug. Thanks for your time. Answered by Jackqueline Kinkaid 4 months ago.

This is a bit of a rough question. Neither Emsam, nor the oral form of the drug, Selegiline has an indication for use in OCD, or any evidence at all (that I can find) to support the use in OCD. However, there is evidence to support the use of medications in the class that Emsam is in (MAOIs) in OCD in some circumstances. Usually severe, treatment resistant OCD. It's not very prolific, but given that MAOIs have been avoided for the last several decades, it's understandable why. Given that you may have exhausted the available medications available, I could conceive of a psychiatrist trying this particular drug - however, the other more classic MAOIs, like Nardil and Parnate have more evidence to recommend them. You might suggest the class of medication, and discuss the drugs within it in your pDoc. As you're aware, there are very serious risks with these drugs, and they require adjusting your lifestyle quite a bit. Abe is correct in that you absolutely, unequivocally cannot mix Bupropion with Emsam. If you are going to mix any other psychiatric drug other than a benzodiazepine with an MAOI, it must be done at extremely low doses, and Answered by Janine Kanoy 4 months ago.

Selegiline Transdermal Answered by Cyndy Diamond 4 months ago.


10 POINTS! Which medication would be most likely to give me diarrhea between Zyprexa, Emsam, and Buspar?
Asked by Lamonica Tuchy 4 months ago.

Emsam and Zyprexa can cause constipation, so of the three, Buspar (which mentioned no side effects related to bowels) would be most likely, based on a process of elimination. None of them mention diarrhea as a side effect though. Answered by Robena Katnik 4 months ago.


What anti anxitey drugs can you take with Emsam?
Asked by Vernetta Tilzer 4 months ago.

There are certainly much better antidepressants than Emsam. You should be thoroughly aware of interactions with other medications, foods, etc. Double click on the attached webpage to get updated. If you want to stay on Emsam, then only a psychiatrist or pharmacist is qualified to recommend an anti-anxiety with dosage, which is also a function of your dosage of Emsam. Answered by Glendora Fantauzzo 4 months ago.


Which medication would be most likely to give me diarrhea between Zyprexa, Emsam and Buspar? 10 POINTS!?
Asked by Kathlene Licon 4 months ago.

According to Med.com Emsam is likely to give you diarrhea. Zyprexa could cause the opposite effect. Nothing is said either way for Buspar. You need to talk very bluntly to your doctor before being prescribed any one of these three. Emsam especially has a huge number of "don't take with..." drugs. Buspar has other negative points. Personally, I would hesitate to take any of them. Babe Answered by Wilbur Cacciola 4 months ago.

you could take a stool hardener along with it to help or eat more binding foods you should consult your doctor Answered by Romelia Brougham 4 months ago.


Anyone take Emsam? What side effects have you had?
Would you recommend this medicine? Have you had negative or positive results from this med? I am enquiring because I have a relative that takes it, and what I have heard about this med scares me. Asked by Adolph Carpenito 4 months ago.

THE ONLY PHARMACEUTICAL POISON THAT DOES NOT HAVE SIDE EFFECTS IS PROTONIX.....EVERYTHING ELSE DOES Answered by Nana Volden 4 months ago.


Does Emsam work for anxiety?
I'm about to go on Emsam after being weened off Paxil. I have pretty severe depression, but I also have extreme OCD. The OCD is what has caused my loss of interests, my isolation, and my severe social anxiety. Will Emsam help with my OCD and anxiety? I'm suppose to start at 6mg/day. Is it true that... Asked by Wilbert Hierholcer 4 months ago.

I'm about to go on Emsam after being weened off Paxil. I have pretty severe depression, but I also have extreme OCD. The OCD is what has caused my loss of interests, my isolation, and my severe social anxiety. Will Emsam help with my OCD and anxiety? I'm suppose to start at 6mg/day. Is it true that it's not really effective until 9mg or 12mg? Answered by Rick Provost 4 months ago.

It is effective for quite a few people at 6mg/d. Others require higher doses. I believe the 12mg/d version is being discontinued though - but don't quote me on that. Traditionally MAOIs have not been considered viable therapies for anxiety disorders.There is however, a substantial body of case reports and anecdotal writeups indicating that they may bey very effective for OCD, and possibly more effective than previously thought for anxiety. However, they have yet to do good RCTs on either of these. So while Emsam has an extremely high probability of being extremely effective for even the worst cases of depression, the results for anxiety disorders and OCD are more of a 'maybe' - try it and see sort of thing. Answered by Clarence Lauze 4 months ago.

Emsam Anxiety Answered by Rolf Badanguio 4 months ago.


Anyone using Emsam patch for depression?
If so has it helped you and how long did it take to start working? Any bad side effects? Asked by Yolande Buscarino 4 months ago.

Actually when used at the low dose there are no drug or food interactions with emsam, unlike other MAOI drugs, since emsam is absorbed through the skin. Answered by Marty Grobmyer 4 months ago.

Since Emsam is an MAO inhibitor, there are many side effects and interactions to watch out for. Ie. there are certain foods you cannot eat, like aged cheeses, (see your pharmacist). Also, it has to be out of your system for two weeks before you can take any other med that affects Serotonin. That being said, I've heard that MAOs work well on cases of depression that do not respond to SSRIs. Good luck! Answered by Antwan Giantonio 4 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
021336/001 EMSAM SELEGILINE FILM, EXTENDED RELEASE/TRANSDERMAL 6MG per 24HR
021336/002 EMSAM SELEGILINE FILM, EXTENDED RELEASE/TRANSDERMAL 9MG per 24HR
021336/003 EMSAM SELEGILINE FILM, EXTENDED RELEASE/TRANSDERMAL 12MG per 24HR
021708/001 EMSAM SELEGILINE SYSTEM/ TRANSDERMAL 6MG
021708/002 EMSAM SELEGILINE SYSTEM/ TRANSDERMAL 9MG
021708/003 EMSAM SELEGILINE SYSTEM/ TRANSDERMAL 12MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
021336/001 EMSAM SELEGILINE FILM, EXTENDED RELEASE/TRANSDERMAL 6MG per 24HR
021336/002 EMSAM SELEGILINE FILM, EXTENDED RELEASE/TRANSDERMAL 9MG per 24HR
021336/003 EMSAM SELEGILINE FILM, EXTENDED RELEASE/TRANSDERMAL 12MG per 24HR
021708/001 EMSAM SELEGILINE SYSTEM/ TRANSDERMAL 6MG
021708/002 EMSAM SELEGILINE SYSTEM/ TRANSDERMAL 9MG
021708/003 EMSAM SELEGILINE SYSTEM/ TRANSDERMAL 12MG

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