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What are the side effects of Emsam?

The most common side effect of EMSAM (selegiline is a skin reaction where the patch is placed. You may see mild redness at the site when a patch is removed. This redness should go away within several hours after removing the patch. If irritation or itching continues, tell your doctor. Potential side effects from Emsam range from serious to mild. Get medical help right away if you experience changes in mood or behavior, including suicidal actions or thoughts, increased depression, panic attacks, increased anxiety, hypomania or hypermania such as anger, impulsiveness, racing thoughts, hyperactivity, rapid speech, difficulty sleeping or a decreased need for sleep, irritability or hostility, agitation, or extreme restlessness. Seek immediate help for any symptoms of an allergic reaction such as swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing or hives. One of the most dangerous possible side effects of Emsam is a severe and sudden increase in blood pressure. Get immediate emergency medical care if you have a sudden or severe headache, chest pain, numbness or weakness, dizziness, confusion, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, sweating, rapid heartbeat, seizure, fainting, difficulty talking, loss of balance or difficulty urinating. Other side effects to tell your doctor about include trouble sleeping, diarrhea, sexual problems such as low libido or difficulty reaching orgasm, constipation, decreased appetite, gas, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, dry mouth, easy bruising, swelling, numbness or tingling, and skin irritation where the patch is worn. 

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