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Rasagiline Mesylate

Azilect (Rasagiline)

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AZILECT (RASAGILINE MESYLATE)

Azilect Description

Azilect is an MAO-B inhibitor medication that is prescribed as an add-on drug to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD). It is believed that a decline in dopamine levels in your brain may cause Parkinson’s symptoms that include tremors, slow movements, and stiffness. MAO-B (monoamine oxidase-B) is an enzyme in your brain that breaks down dopamine, a brain chemical and neurotransmitter. This makes dopamine unavailable for use in your brain, and even more so for those with Parkinson’s disease.

As this disease progresses, the current meds you take may not be able to control your symptoms as well, so your doctor may prescribe Azilect or Rasagiline Mesylate generic to boost the effects of the Parkinson’s medications you take. Azilect blocks the MAO-B enzyme which enhances dopamine levels so you’re able to move more freely and carry on with your everyday tasks and activities. Taking Azilect along with your regular drug regimen provides a more effective therapy to control symptoms by boosting your natural dopamine.

Azilect Uses

Parkinson’s disease involves the break down and death of neurons, which are essential nerve cells in your brain. Some of these affected neurons are responsible for producing dopamine, a chemical that transmits messages to the part of your brain in charge of movement and coordination. As PD progresses, dopamine levels continue to decline. Your movements become slow, your limbs stiffen, and your balance and coordination become unstable. Taking Azilect or Rasagiline Mesylate generic will allow you more freedom to enjoy yourself and keep an active social life, but it is not a cure for Parkinson’s. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

What is the Cost of Azilect?

Once your doctor has determined the appropriate course of treatment and Azilect dosage for your situation, you may want to investigate money-saving ways to find the lowest Azilect price. The greatest savings can be found when you buy Rasagiline Mesylate, which is the generic alternative to Azilect. Further savings are available on the Azilect price when you choose the larger package size that is available.

Before You Take Azilect

There are a number of medications that can cause serious medical problems if taken with Azilect; tell your doctor about any over the counter medications or Rx drugs you take or have taken over the last 14 days, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. Discuss other conditions or allergies with your primary caregiver to be sure Azilect is the right medicine for your situation.

Azilect Precautions

Until you know how Azilect medication will affect you, be careful when getting up from a lying or sitting position as you could become dizzy and fall. You should not drive, operate machinery, or perform any task that may be considered unsafe if you are not alert. Smoking may decrease the blood level of Azilect and make it less effective.

Possible Azilect Side Effects

  • Heartburn
  • Joint or muscle pain/stiffness
  • Stomach upset or discomfort
  • Headache

Changes in behavior that include impulse control disorders such as uncontrollable urges to gamble, increased sex drive, obsessive thoughts, compulsive shopping and binge eating, have been reported in people taking this medicine. If you experience any of these unusual Azilect side effects, you should consult your doctor.