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|02284642||AZILECT 0.5 MG TABLET|
|02284650||AZILECT 1 MG TABLET|
Rasagiline belongs to the family of medications known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). It is used to treat Parkinson's disease. It acts on the nervous system to increase the levels of a chemical called dopamine. Low dopamine levels in the brain are responsible for many of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, so this medication works by rebalancing the levels of dopamine.
This medication may be taken alone or in combination with levodopa to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
The recommended dose of rasagiline is 1 mg once daily. The recommended starting dose of rasagiline for someone already taking levodopa is 0.5 mg, which may then be increased to 1 mg once daily if necessary.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
This medication may be taken with or without food.If you feel you need to stop this medication, contact your doctor for advice on how to discontinue it without causing problems.
It is important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Each white-to-off-white, round, flat, bevelled tablet, marked with "GIL" and "0.5" below on one side and plain on the other, contains rasagiline 0.5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, mannitol, pregelatinized starch, starch, stearic acid, and talc.
Each white-to-off-white, round, flat, bevelled tablet, marked with "GIL" and "1" below on one side and plain on the other, contains rasagiline 1 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, mannitol, pregelatinized starch, starch, stearic acid, and talc.
Do not take rasagiline if you:
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