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Afrelect 1mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Afrelect 1mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat Parkinson's disease. It helps to provide better control of body movements and prevents excessive shaking and stiffness. It increases the concentration of a chemical in the brain called dopamine that plays a major role in movement control.

Afrelect 1mg Tablet can be taken alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. You should never skip any doses and try to finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can result in confusion, stiff muscles, and a high fever.

Some common side effects of this medicine include joint pain, insomnia (difficulty sleeping), dyspepsia (indigestion), influenza or cold like symptoms, depression, cough and peripheral edema (swelling in the extremities, especially lower limbs).

It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. You should undergo periodic examinations to detect skin cancer while taking this medicine as it increases the risk of developing cancer. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood, hallucinations, an abnormally high sex drive, an urge to gamble or uncontrolled spending as these may prove very harmful.

Uses of Afrelect Tablet

Side effects of Afrelect Tablet

Common
  • Joint pain
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Indigestion
  • Flu-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 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Afrelect Tablet works

Afrelect 1mg Tablet works by increasing the amount of dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control movement in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Afrelect 1mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Afrelect 1mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Afrelect 1mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Afrelect 1mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Afrelect 1mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Afrelect 1mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Afrelect 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Afrelect 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Afrelect 1mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Afrelect 1mg 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 1mg Tablet can make you very sleepy.
  • Afrelect 1mg 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 1mg 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 1mg 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
Brand(s): Attera, Atomoxet, Atonext
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Brand(s): Bazostar, Baloxin, Balotero
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Brand(s): Bupro, Bupep, Bunocare
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Brand(s): Carz
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Patient Concerns

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Parkinson's disease tremors ,Insomnia.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Use Dhanadanayanadi kashayam 15ml twice a day with 15 ml water before food and Zandopa 10 grams twice a day witk milk after food and Tab Dhanvantari Vati 1-0-1 after food for 2 months
My mother suffering from Parkinson disease from 7 year , any affective medicine ?? Both hand and leg is shaking ,hardly stand up from bed himself, using parking tablet, syndopa plus and parkitidin
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir Parkinson's can only be managed with Homeopathy. There are few medicines which are used to improve quality of life and decrease disease progression
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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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