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Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Afrelect Tablet

Afrelect Tablet side effects

Common
  • Joint pain
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Dyspepsia
  • Influenza like symptoms
  • Depression
  • Cough
  • Peripheral edema

How to use Afrelect Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Afrelect Tablet works

Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet works by increasing the amount of dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control movement in the brain.

Afrelect Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet to treat your symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
  • It can be taken with or without food or as directed by your doctor.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet can make you very sleepy.
  • Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet can make you dizzy or lightheaded, especially when you suddenly stand up from sitting or laying down.
  • Let your doctor know if you are also taking medicines for depression or mood disorders.
  • Do not stop taking Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet suddenly. Sudden stopping may cause confusion, stiff muscles and a high fever.
  • As a precaution, foods high in tyramine (e.g. aged cheeses, air-dried meat, soy sauce, tap/draft beers and red wine) should be avoided when taking Afrelect 0.5 mg Tablet, as it may cause an unsafe rise in your blood pressure.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Afrelect with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Afrelect

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Hi my mom had Parkinson's disease but didn't get any operation but using tablets syndopa last night she take another tablet of pain killer with it by the morning my mom to full shivering of hands and legs so what do u suggest to do?
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
need to examine to opine
Parkinson's disease for 25 yrs. Taking allopathy Suggestions needed
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Kindly consult to any good Ayuvedic Panchkarma center. Panchkarma therapy will give you some result .
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FAQs

Q. Does smoking have any effect on Afrelect?

Yes, you should not smoke while on Rasagiline since smoking interferes with the working of Rasagiline. Smoking can decrease the rate at which your symptoms improve.

Q. What food is to be avoided while taking Afrelect?

It is best if you avoid aged cheese, herring (fish), and red wine. But, since taking these foods with Afrelect does not affect blood pressure or heart rate, these can be taken in very small amounts.

Q. Can Afrelect cause cancer?

Patients of Parkinson’s disease are at a higher risk of skin cancer. The same risk is also seen in patients taking Afrelect. Therefore, you should undergo periodic examinations to detect skin cancer if you are taking Afrelect.

Q. Is it safe to drive if I am taking Afrelect?

If you experience excessive daytime sleepiness or fall asleep suddenly, then avoid driving, operate machinery or work at heights during Afrelect treatment.

Q. One morning I fainted after getting up from bed. Was it because of Afrelect? What should I do?

It could be due to Afrelect. If you feel lightheaded, dizzy or faint while getting up from bed, get up slowly. This will help your body get used to the change in position and blood pressure. If this problem continues or gets worse, talk to your doctor.

Q. I am experiencing a runny nose and cold since I began taking Afrelect. Can I take Vicks?

No, you should not take Vicks or any other medicine containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. These cold remedies interfere with Rasagiline and are not recommended. Take your doctor’s advice to treat your runny nose and cold.

Q. One morning I fainted after getting up from bed. Was it because of Afrelect? What should I do?

It could be due to Afrelect. If you feel lightheaded, dizzy or faint while getting up from bed, get up slowly. This will help your body get used to the change in position and blood pressure. If this problem continues or gets worse, talk to your doctor.

Q. I am experiencing a runny nose and cold since I began taking Afrelect. Can I take Vicks?

No, you should not take Vicks or any other medicine containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. These cold remedies interfere with Afrelect and are not recommended. Take your doctor’s advice to treat your runny nose and cold.

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References
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