What makes EMSAM different?
EMSAM® (selegiline transdermal system) is the first and only once-daily skin patch for the treatment of MDD (depression). EMSAM is designed to continuously deliver medication over a 24-hour period. In clinical trials, EMSAM was proven to effectively treat symptoms of MDD.
EMSAM is a unique option for someone with MDD because it’s a skin patch, rather than a pill. EMSAM delivers medication through your skin, so that it enters your bloodstream without going through your stomach first.
Patch not actual size
Actual sizes of EMSAM patch: 6 mg/24 hr: 1.74" × 2.0"; 9 mg/24 hr: 2.25" × 2.35"; 12 mg/24 hr: 2.51" × 2.51"
The most common side effect of EMSAM is a skin irritation where the patch is placed.
Other common side effects with EMSAM include: headache, difficulty sleeping, diarrhea, and dry mouth.
Click here for additional information about side effects.