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Azilect

Rasagiline Mesylate
Rasagiline is used alone or with other medications (such as levodopa/carbidopa) to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease. It can help improve symptoms such as shakiness, stiffness, and difficulty moving. It can also help reduce the amount of "off" time (periods of slow movement or stiffness).Rasagiline belongs to a class of drugs known as MAO inhibitors. It works by increasing the levels of certain natural substances in the brain (such as dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin). Parkinson's disease is thought to be caused by too little dopamine in the brain.
CHEMICAL NAME
Rasagiline Mesylate
DRUG TYPE
Parkinsons Disease

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Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.A very serious high blood pressure reaction may rarely occur if you eat a large amount of tyramine while taking rasagiline and for 2 weeks after you stop it. Avoid foods that are high in tyramine, like aged cheeses (such as Stilton cheese). Consult your doctor or dietician about which foods you should avoid and if you do not feel well after eating or drinking certain foods while taking this medication. See also Side Effects section.Tell your doctor if this medication stops working well or if your condition gets worse.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Azilect Tablet 1 Mg0.5 Mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Rasagiline Mesylate Tablet 1 Mg0.5 Mg

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