Azilect 0.5mg (Rasagiline) -generic

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RASALECT is the international generic and equivalent of Azilect

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Azilect 0.5mg (Rasagiline) -generic

What is Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) ?
Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  is a monoamine oxidase-B (MAO-B) inhibitor. It works by increasing the levels of certain chemicals in the brain.Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Rasagiline is sometimes used with another drug called levodopa.Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.


Important information about Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) 
Certain medicines should not be taken together with Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) . Before you take this medication, tell your doctor about all other medications you are using, especially muscle relaxers, narcotic pain medicine, over-the-counter cough medicine, or St. John's wort. Do not use Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  if you have taken another MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. Serious, life threatening side effects can occur if you use Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.Before you take Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) , tell your doctor if you have liver disease.There are many other drugs that can cause serious medical problems if you take them together with Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) . Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you. While you are taking Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  and for 2 weeks after you stop taking it, you may not be able to eat certain types of cheese. Follow your doctor's instructions. Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.


Before taking Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) 
You should not take Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  if you are allergic to rasagiline. Do not take Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  if you have taken any of the following drugs within the past 14 days:meperidine (Demerol);tramadol (Ultram);propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet);methadone (Methadose, Dolophine);St. John's wort;cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix, Fexmid); ordextromethorphan (contained in many over-the-counter cough medicines).If you have liver disease, you may need a Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  dose adjustment or special tests.Some people taking Parkinson's disease medications have developed skin cancer (melanoma). However, people with Parkinson's disease may have a higher risk of melanoma. Talk to your doctor about this risk and what skin symptoms to watch for. You may need to have regular skin exams.


How should I take Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) ?
Take Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  is usually taken once daily. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.If you also take levodopa, your dose may be changed when you start taking Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) .While you are taking Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  and for 2 weeks after you stop taking it, you may not be able to eat certain types of cheese. Follow your doctor's instructions.Use Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes a diet plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counselor. Do not stop using Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline). 


Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.


What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.


What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention.Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, feeling irritable, vision problems, fast and uneven heart rate, sweating, cold or clammy skin, shallow breathing, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).


What should I avoid while taking Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) ?
Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.Avoid eating any cheese that your doctor has instructed you not to eat while taking Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) .


Side effects of Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline):  


Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) : hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline)  and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure);sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), problems with speech or balance;unusual thoughts or behavior,agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting;tremor, muscle twitching or stiffness; orfeeling like you might pass out.
Less serious Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) side effects may include:joint pain;mild headache, depressed mood;dizziness, spinning sensation;hair loss;mild skin rash;numbness or tingly feeling;dry mouth, loss of appetite;constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain or upset, vomiting, weight loss;impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm;strange dreams; orflu symptoms.


What other drugs will affect Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) ?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you have used within the past 14 days, especially:ciprofloxacin (Cipro);over-the-counter cough, cold, or allergy medicines; oran antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip), citalopram (Celexa), doxepin (Sinequan), desipramine (Norpramin), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), venlafaxine (Effextor), and others.This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can cause serious medical problems if you take them together with Generic  Azilect (Rasagiline) . Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.



Generic Name Rasagiline
Search Name Azilect Generic 0.5mg TAB
Supply Name RASALECT
Brand Generic GENERIC
Presentation Foil in Box
Dosage TAB
USA Brand Azilect
Manufacture Sun Pharma
Strength 0.5mg
Search Terms Azilect ,RASALECT ,Rasagiline
Origin India

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FOR THE CONSUMER

Along with its needed effects, rasagiline (the active ingredient contained in Azilect) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking rasagiline:

Less common:
-Abdominal or stomach pain
-arm, back, or jaw pain
-black, tarry stools
-chest pain or discomfort
-chest tightness or heaviness
-chills
-cloudy urine
-cough
-diarrhea
-difficulty swallowing
-dizziness
-fainting
-fast or irregular heartbeat
-fever
-hives
-itching
-loss of appetite
-nausea
-painful or difficult urination
-persistent, non-healing sore
-pink growth on skin
-puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes
-reddish patch or irritated area
-redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
-seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
-shiny bump
-shortness of breath
-skin rash
-sore throat
-sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
-sweating
-swollen glands
-tests that show problems with the liver
-tightness in chest
-unusual bleeding or bruising
-unusual tiredness or weakness
-weakness
-wheezing
-white, yellow or waxy scar-like area

Some side effects of rasagiline may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common:
-Acid or sour stomach
-belching
-difficulty in moving
-headache
-heartburn
-indigestion
-muscle pain or stiffness
-pain in joints
-stomach discomfort or upset

Less common:
-Bruising
-burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles" or tingling feelings
-burning, dry, or itching eyes
-decreased interest in sexual intercourse
-difficulty breathing
-difficulty in moving
-discouragement
-excessive tearing
-eye discharge
-fall
-feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
-feeling sad or empty
-general feeling of discomfort or illness
-hair loss
-inability to have or keep an erection
-irritability
-joint pain
-lack of appetite
-large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
-light-headedness
-loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
-loss of interest or pleasure
-muscle aches
-neck pain
-noisy breathing
-redness, pain, swelling of eye, eyelid, or inner lining of eyelid
-runny nose
-sensation of spinning
-shivering
-sneezing
-stuffy nose
-swelling or redness in joints
-thinning of hair
-tiredness
-trouble concentrating
-trouble sleeping
-vomiting
-weight loss
USUAL ADULT DOSE FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Monotherapy: 1 mg orally once daily
Adjunctive therapy (in combination with levodopa): 0.5 mg orally once daily. If a sufficient clinical response is not achieved, the dose may be increased to 1 mg orally daily.

RENAL DOSE ADJUSTMENTS
Rasagiline can be given at usual doses in patients with mild renal impairment (greater than or equal to 60 mL/min). A reduced dose (0.5 mg) should be used in patients with creatinine clearance less than 60 mL/min.
Conclusive data are not available for renally impaired patients.

LIVER DOSE ADJUSTMENTS
Mild hepatic impairment: 0.5 mg orally once daily.
Moderate or severe hepatic impairment: rasagiline should not be used.

PRECAUTIONS
Rasagiline administered as an adjunct to levodopa may potentiate dopaminergic side effects and exacerbate preexisting dyskinesia. Decreasing the dose of levodopa may ameliorate this side effect.
Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).

OTHER COMMENTS
Rasagiline may be taken with or without food.
Rasagiline is a selective inhibitor of monoamine oxidase (MAO)-B at recommended doses of 0.5 or 1 mg daily. Dietary tyramine restriction is not ordinarily required with recommended doses of rasagiline. However, certain foods (e.g., aged cheeses, such as Stilton cheese) may contain very high amounts (i.e., greater than 150 mg) of tyramine and could potentially cause a hypertensive "cheese" reaction in patients taking rasagiline even at the recommended dose due to mild increased sensitivity to tyramine. The selectivity for inhibiting MAO-B diminishes in a dose-related manner as the dose is progressively increased above the recommended daily dose.