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    Information about Rasagiline

    Rasagiline uses

    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), Dyspepsia, Influenza like symptoms, Depression, Cough, Peripheral edema

    Available Medicine for Rasagiline

    • ₹76 to ₹128
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹68 to ₹118
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹135 to ₹240
      Natco Pharma Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹43 to ₹78
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹67
      Taj Pharma India Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    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.
    • Use caution 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 (eg. aged cheeses, air-dried meats, soy sauce, tap/draft beers and red wines) should be avoided when taking Rasagiline, as it may cause an unsafe rise in your blood pressure.

    Frequently asked questions for Rasagiline


    Q. Is Rasagiline generic?

    Yes, Rasagiline is a generic drug and also is available with different brands

    Q. What is Rasagiline used for/ what is Rasagiline mesylate?

    Rasagiline.Rasagiline mesylate is used along with or without levodopa to treat Parkinson's disease (nervous system disorder characterized by slow movements)

    Q. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine)/ Xanax (alprazolam) with Azilect (rasagiline)?

    Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Xanax (alprazolam) are reported to cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use

    Q. Can I take Tylenol (paracetamol)/Advil (ibuprofen)/ Aleve (naproxen) with Azilect (rasagiline)?

    Taking other drugs like Tylenol (paracetamol)/ Advil (ibuprofen)/Aleve (naproxen) along with Azilect (rasagiline) does not cause any harmful effects. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

    Content on this page was last updated on 22 May, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)