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), Dyspepsia, Influenza like symptoms, Depression, Cough, Peripheral edema
Available Medicine for Rasagiline
- ₹76 to ₹128Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹68 to ₹118Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹135 to ₹240Natco Pharma Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹43 to ₹78Ajanta Pharma Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹67Taj Pharma India Ltd1 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.