When should I take selegiline before or after Rytary?
- 8 Mar 2015 by mistys10
- 25 March 2015
- parkinson's disease, selegiline, drug, capsule, rytary
I am starting tomorrow to take the new Parkinson's drug. Rytary 61.25/245mg; 3 capsules at 8am;3 capsules at 12noon; and 3 capsules at 4pm.
Prior to taking Rytary, I was taking Selegiline 5mg; I tablet at 6am and I tablet at 12 noon.
Additionally, I was taking Gabapentin 300mg: 1 capsule at 8am and I capsule at 8pm.
At what times should I now take these drugs with Rytary?
Keep taking them at the same time. You are going to have to be careful you don't get up too fast or bend over to fast. The two together can make you dizzy, but that is something that time you take them is not going to change. The new drug has specific times and so does the selegiline. You will have them in your body all the time. The "new" drug is time released so its going to be there. I say "new" because the only thing that is new is that its time released, the meds in it are the same as sinemet.
My husband started taking Rytary two weeks ago with very very good results. It seems to require some 'tweaking' and not perfect yet, but he is is getting at least 4 to 4-1/2 hours of "ON" time between doses and is sleeping so much better. Would love to hear hear how you are doing with it.
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