Azilect (Rasagiline Mesylate) is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is used alone or in combination with other medications such as carbidopa/levodopa. This helps improve symptoms such as stiffness, shakiness, and difficulty moving. This may also help lessen the amount of ‘off’ time or periods of slow movement stiffness.
How do Azilect (Rasagiline Mesylate) Tablets work?
Azilect (Rasagiline Mesylate) increases the levels of a substance in the brain which is dopamine. It is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Dopamine is a substance called neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters are found in the nervous system and brain. They are involved in transmitting messages between nerves. These messages allow the normal functioning of the body. The neurotransmitter dopamine is known to be reduced or absent in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. This is thought to be the cause of symptoms of the disease. The basis of treating Parkinson’s disease is to replace dopamine in the brain.
Natural dopamine released from nerve cells in the brain is normally broken down by an enzyme called monoamine-oxidase-B. This medication works by blocking the action of this enzyme. It prevents the monoamine-oxidase-B from breaking down the dopamine. This results in an increased amount of active dopamine in the brain. This reduces the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Why use Azilect (Rasagiline Mesylate) Tablets?
Azilect tablets contain Rasagiline Mesylate as the active ingredient. It is a type of medicine called a selective monoamine-oxidase-B inhibitor (MAOI-B). This treatment is for oral administration. Each tablet contains rasagiline mesylate equivalent to 0.5mg or 1mg of rasagiline base. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication.
How to use Azilect (Rasagiline Mesylate) Tablets?
The recommended dosage will depend on your condition and treatment. Take this medication by mouth with or without food. This is usually taken once a day. Do not stop the treatment unless it is prescribed. Take this regularly or as directed by your doctor.
What are the side-effects of Azilect (Rasagiline Mesylate) Tablets?
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Joint pain
- Dry mouth
- Stomach pain
Warnings and Precautions
- Consult first your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women before taking this medication.
- Inform your doctor if you have any allergies, medical history, or current medications.
- Keep this at a dry and clean place.
- Keep this far from the reach of children.