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US Brand Name Azilect
Generic Name Rasagiline
Other Brand Name RASALECT
Packing 50
Manufacturer Sun Pharma
Form Tablet
Strength 0.5mg, 1mg

  • 50 tabs 0.5 mg $22.50
  • 50 tabs 1 mg $29.50
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Details

Introduction

This potent monoamine oxidase inhibitor has been indicated for the symptomatic treatment of idiopathic Parkinson's disease. It helps by enhancing memory and learning and other higher brain functions like movement, mood and age related memory declines. Given along with levodopa it has been providing best result in treating the movement disorders encountered in Parkinson's disease. The constituent Rasagiline has also been found suitable in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.


Use

The drug finds its best use in the symptomatic treatment of Parkinson's disease. Used along with levodopa it has been proved highly efficacious in treating the movement disorders encountered in the Parkinsonism. It slows down the progression of the disease but fails to cure it. Given along with levodopa at end stage Parkinsonism it prevents end-of-dose fluctuations.


Side effects

Persons allergic to the drug may develop hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Other side effects encountered in the use include high blood pressure, sudden numbness or weakness, unusual thoughts and behaviour, tremor and muscle twitching. Other less serious side effects include joint pain, mild headache, depressed mood, dizziness, spinning sensation, hair loss, mild skin rash, numbness or tingly feeling, dry mouth, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhoea, stomach pain or upset, vomiting, weight loss, impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm, strange dreams or flu symptoms.


Contraindication

It is contraindicated in patients who have been taking other MAO inhibitor such as furoxone and marplan in the last 14 days. It is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to the drug or any of the constituents present in it.


storage

The drug should be kept at a normal room temperature ranging from 15 to 35 degree Celsius. The product should be kept away from direct heat and sunlight and should be stored in cool and a dry place. It should be kept away from reach of children.


Composition

Each Azilect tablet contains 0.5mg Rasagiline mesylate. Along with that it also contains other inactive ingredients like mannitol, starch, pregelatinized starch, colloidal silicon dioxide, stearic acid and talc.


Important Precautions

Patient should not be allowed to take any other type of MAO inhibitors or cheesy substance during the Rasagiline therapy. Rasagiline impairs thinking process and so person taking the drug should not drive vehicle or any other machinery. Before using the drug the patient should inform the doctor about his present and past illness like hypertension, diabetes, schizophrenia, etc.


Dosage and administration

The product can be taken orally with or without food. Typical dosage involves 1 mg/day. The drug absorption is very high and peak plasma concentration is achieved within 30 minutes. It can be used alone during the early Parkinsonism or with levodopa at the late stage Parkinsonism where it affords prompt symptomatic relief. The patient should be advised not to eat any type of cheesy foods after the intake of the drug for some days.