Rasagiline Mesylate (Azilect) is prescribed alone or in combination with another medication to treat a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement more commonly known as Parkinson’s disease.
What does it do?
Patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease usually experience slowing of movements, stooped posture, tremors at rest, or walking with shuffling steps. Azilect works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain to control the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. It belongs to a drug class called Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, specifically Type B.
How should I take it?
Azilect and its generic equivalents are currently available in 0.5mg and 1mg tablets. Each tablet should be taken as a whole (do not split) by mouth with or without food. It should be taken around the same time every day.
The dosage strength depends on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only take this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if taken properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, take it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never take 2 doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Azilect?
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, your current and previous medical history, and any allergic reactions to Azilect or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
When taking Azilect, avoid the intake of foods with very high amounts of tyramine such as aged cheese (e.g. Stilton or blue cheese).
Inform your doctor if you had any form of surgery or if you are planning to get one.
For the drug label information of Azilect, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Common side effects may include:
Lack of coordination
Pain, burning, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet
Serious side effects may include:
Severe headache and dizziness
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Slow or difficult speaking
Weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
If the symptoms do not go away or are life-threatening, immediately stop taking the medication and inform your doctor or call an ambulance for professional medical assistance.
Is it safe to take it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause serious or life-threatening reactions when administered together. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Azilect with any of the following medications:
St. John’s wort
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Azilect in a tight container in a clean environment away from excessive heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
What should I do in case of an overdose?
Call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe to take if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Developmental risks associated with the use of Azilect in pregnant women have not been established.
Currently, there is also limited data on the presence of Azilect in human milk or its effects on the breastfed infant. Hence, the developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding must be carefully considered along with the mother’s clinical need for Azilect.
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