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Azilect can be prescribed for treating symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Azilect is also available as the generic Rasagiline and is MAO inhibitor that helps balance natural substances in the brain to help reduce shakiness, stiffness, and can help you move better.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Azilect orally once a day. This medication can be taken with or without food. Make sure you take Azilect at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Azilect. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, liver disease, mental/mood disorders, diabetes, or an overactive thyroid. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Azilect.
While taking Azilect you may feel dizzy, drowsy or experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exasperate these side effects. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking Azilect.
In rare cases Rasagiline has been known to cause fatal high blood pressure. Therefore, it is important for your doctor to know about all drugs, supplements, herbal supplementation you are taking to ensure there are no fatal interactions.
Rasagiline increases serotonin in the brain and can cause serotonin toxicity if other drugs are taken that also increase serotonin. Make sure you do not take any drugs that can increase serotonin in the way that Rasagiline does.
You may feel sleepy or have sudden bouts of sleep while Rasagiline is in your system. This can occur unexpectedly and can be exasperated by alcohol or cannabis. If you find your self at risk for falling asleep avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you and your doctor have deemed it safe to do so.
Side effects can be: dizziness, spinning sensation, joint pain, headache, depression, heartburn, nausea, fever, muscle pain, dry mouth, stomach upset or abdominal pain, hair loss, skin rash, numbness or tingly feeling, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, impotence, loss of interest in sex, trouble having an orgasm, strange dreams, or flu symptoms.
More serious side effects are: nausea, shakiness, muscle stiffness, mental/mood changes such as hallucinations/abnormal dreams.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Azilect?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best dosage from the initial diagnosis.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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