It's marketed as an antidepressant. It's selegeline, a MAO-B inhibitor used to treat Parkinson's disease. It's been around in pill form for a couple decades.Is this Emsam for SA?
This patch received much hype a number of years ago when it first hit the market, being hailed as some great breakthrough; an MAOI without the pain in the a** dietary restrictions that turn off so many doctors & patients to MAOIs. (To be fair, there are MAOI fans who will tell you the dietary restrictions aren't all the restrictive and not really a big issue with Nardil & Parnate.)
I can't recall ever hearing anybody say it worked for their SA so far and I've certainly read about meds quite a bit on this forum for years now. I have no personal experience with it, largely because I don't care to part with $530 a month. Emsam is anything but cheap for those of us who lack insurance to cover the obscene cost.
If it works well for SA one has to wonder why we haven't seen it in use for SA for a long time. This patch is just a new way to absorb an old drug.