Jumex prescribing information
Jumex has been described as a “highly beneficial anti-ageing treatment”. Jumex (also known as Deprenyl) is used to protect healthy brain cells, so improving mental functions against the age-related decline of dopamine.
In the mid 1960’s Deprenyl was discovered by Prof. Joseph Knoll and was originally developed as a “psychic energizer”. Deprenyl is unique in medical use as the only potent, selective MAO-B inhibitor. This is because it has no “cheese effects” – meaning that it does not prevent MAO-A from digesting dietary tyramine. It works by helping to conserve the amount of dopamine available by preventing it from being destroyed. This has led to Jumex being used to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, particularly in its early stages.
Dopamine is produced in several areas of the brain and functions as a neurotransmitter. Dopamine plays an important role in behaviour and cognition, voluntary movement, motivation, sleep, mood, attention, working memory and learning. Dopamine is associated with providing feelings of enjoyment and is released by experiences such as food, drugs, sex and aggression.
WHAT IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, chronic movement disorder. They symptoms worsen over time – the cause is unknown and there is no cure. Parkinson’s disease presents when a group of cells in the substantia nigra area of the brain malfunction and die. These are the cells that produce dopamine, a chemical messenger that carries information to parts of the brain that control movement and co-ordination.
When a person has Parkinson’s disease, the messages from the brain that tell the body and limbs when and how to move are delivered too slowly, resulting in the patient being incapable of controlling movements in the normal way.
The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can vary from person to person, but some of the most common (Primary) Motor Symptoms are:
tremors in the hands, arms, legs, face and jaw
stiffness or rigidity in the limbs and trunk
bradykinesia – slowness of movement
postural instability – impaired balance and co-ordination
Besides the Primary Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, there are Secondary and Nonmotor Symptoms. Each patient will experience these symptoms differently and the disease progresses at different rates in different people.
Some of the Secondary Motor Symptoms are:
dystonia (muscle contractions resulting in repetitive movements or abnormal postures)
loss of facial expression (masking)
speech problems – including slurring
lack of movement
impaired gross and fine motor co-ordination
akathisia (sensations of restlessness)
micrographia (cramped handwriting)
Some Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are:
confusion or dementia
fear and anxiety
impaired memory and thinking
fatigue and loss of energy
Parkinson’s disease may be treated by Jumex tablets. They are an effective form of Deprenyl and offer a safe and effective treatment for those needing high doses. Jumex is an FDA approved treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Although Parkinson’s disease cannot be cured, Jumex has proved to be effective in slowing the progress of the disease and extending the life expectancy of sufferers. Use of Jumex has also been shown to provide benefits to patients with Alzheimer’s disease – particularly reducing or delaying the onset of the disease.
As well as being used as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease, Jumex is used to promote healthy brain cells, prolong life expectancy (by reducing the decline of dopamine) and protect against neurotoxins.
Jumex has the added attractions of improving mood, fighting depression and improving libido and sexual function. It’s also been discovered that Jumex has a remedial effect on other ailments such as cerebral infarction (stroke), hormone inadequacy, lou gherig’s disease, fatigue, gastric ulcers, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, senile dementia, blepharospasm, learning difficulties, hypertension depression and cancer (where it may be used to restore levels of epinephrine, norepinephrine and serotonin).
It’s been suggested that if Jumex were used from the age of about 40 onwards, it could extend the lifespan by up to 15 years. As we age, the amount of essential chemicals that we have in our bodies decrease – especially the neurons in the brain which decline at a rate of about 13% per decade. At the same time, levels of MAO-B levels will be increasing which will cause dopamine levels to decline. Studies conducted by Professor Knoll and later studies conducted in Toronto showed that the use of Deprenyl delayed ageing in rats and could be the key to increasing longevity. Jumex’s low toxicity levels coupled with few side-effects mean that the drug is an ideal method of delaying secondary ageing symptoms that are a result of reduced levels of dopamine.
Deprenyl is being heralded as one of the foremost drugs used for anti-ageing. It has been proved to protect nerve cells against a range of neurotoxins and acts as a neuroprotection agent when cells are exposed to stressful or damaging conditions. Neurotoxins are either produced within the brain under certain conditions or are derived from the environment or diet.
Deprenyl (Jumex) is described as a “catecholamine activity enhancer” – meaning that it activates key brain circuits in order to help maintain alertness, concentration, attention and focus. It causes a larger release of transmitters in response to electrical impulses.
As more and more people are surviving to a greater age due to twentieth century medical progress, there is a need to improve the quality of life during the later decades. A safe and efficient drug strategy that will slow the effects of ageing, especially the decay of brain performance will lead to enhanced quality of life in the elderly population.
Jumex also has the effect of boosting antioxidant enzyme levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD). This is effective in helping to prevent damage by free radicals. Learning and memory undergo an age-related decline – this may be delayed or avoided by taking Jumex in small doses.
SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATION
Possible side effects of Jumex include nausea and vomiting, enlarged pupils, headaches, slow or fast heartbeat, chest pain, increased sensitivity to light, sweating and clamminess, stiff or sore neck. Jumex may interact with other medications – especially Demerol and medications taken for depression.
Alcohol should be avoided, as should foods that have high tyramine contents such as cheeses, yeast or meat extracts, fava and broad beans, smoked or pickled meats and fish, over-ripe fruit, sauerkraut and fermented sausages and salamis.
Jumex should not be taken if pregnant or breast-feeding.
Jumex is also known by the names Selegiline, Deprenyl and Eldepryl. The drug helps to conserve the quantity of dopamine by keeping it from being destroyed. Even though this information is not confirmed but it is believed to slow the progress of Parkinson’s disease especially if it is provided in the early stages of the disease. Sanofi Aventis is the name of the manufacturer of Jumex. Most people can adapt to this drug so it is known to be safe for use. The exact way in which Jumex works is unknown but it is believed that it keeps the dopamine levels in your brain from breaking down. Jumex is also used to deal with stiffness, spasms, tremors and poor muscle control. As you grow older, the level of dopamine in your nervous system begins to degenerate. Jumex prevents from that degeneration taking place.
Jumex was discovered during 1964-65. Initially it was called a “psychic energizer” and made with the intention of providing some amphetamine like brain as well as anti depressant effects. The drug has been researched massively over the past 40 years and papers about how Jumex can keep nerve cells protected against a wide range of neurotoxins have also been published. The dosage of Jumex varies with different patients and you must consult a doctor before beginning your dose. In case of Parkinson’s disease, 5mg is the normal dose of eldepryl twice a day once at the time of breakfast and again during lunch. However some patients need a lesser dose.
Possible side effects of consuming Jumex are vomiting and nausea. Severe chest pain, changes in heart beat, enlarged pupils, increased perspiration, stiffness of neck and sore throat may also be experienced. In this case, a doctor must immediately be sent for. It is packaged in the form of tablets of 5mg and 10mg. The drug should be stored in the container you have purchased it in and not below 30 degrees Celsius, away from both heat and moisture. Do not consume Jumex is the expiry date has passed and it should be kept out of reach of children.
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