Azilect (rasagiline) could be a aminoalkane oxidase-B (MAO-B) substance. It works by increasing the amount of surechemicals within the brain.
Azilect is employed to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (stiffness, tremors, spasms, poor muscle control).
Azilect is usually used with another drug referred to as Brocadopa.
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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Azilect : hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Azilect and call your doctor at once if you have:
extreme drowsiness, falling asleep suddenly, even after feeling alert;
unusual changes in mood or behavior;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
worsening symptoms of Parkinson's disease (especially uncontrolled muscle movements); or
dangerously high blood pressure - severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears, nosebleed, anxiety, confusion, severe chest pain, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats, seizure.
Some people taking Azilect with levodopa have fallen asleep during normal daytime activities such as working, talking, eating, or driving. Tell your doctor if you have any problems with daytime sleepiness or drowsiness.
You may have increased sexual urges, unusual urges to gamble, or other intense urges while taking this medicine. Talk with your doctor if this occurs.
Common Azilect side effects may include:
sleep problems (insomnia), strange dreams;
upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
loss of appetite, weight loss;
joint pain or stiffness;
swelling in your hands or feet;
dry mouth, cough; or
flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches).
Monotherapy: Recommended dose: 1 mg orally once a day Adjunct therapy: Initial dose (in patients on concomitant levodopa): 0.5 mg orally once a day Initial dose (in patients not on concomitant levodopa): 1 mg orally once a day Maintenance dose: 0.5 mg to 1 mg orally once a day Maximum dose: 1 mg orally once a day