Information about Rasagiline
Rasagiline is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
How Rasagiline works
Rasagiline works by increasing the amount of dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control movement in the brain.
Common side effects of Rasagiline
Joint pain, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Indigestion, Flu-like symptoms, Depression, Cough, Peripheral edema
Expert advice for Rasagiline
- You have been prescribed Rasagiline 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 Rasagiline can make you very sleepy.
- Rasagiline 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 Rasagiline 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 Rasagiline, as it may cause an unsafe rise in your blood pressure.