What is Rasalect (Rasagiline) used for?
Rasalect (Rasagiline) is prescribed to treat patients suffering from Parkinson`s disease. It is an MAOI medication that operates by balancing the levels of chemicals in the brain to reduce symptoms associated with Parkinson`s disease including tremors, muscle stiffness, difficult movement, or stiff gait. Your doctor may prescribe it to be used along with other medications for advanced Parkinson`s disease or to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Rasalect (Rasagiline)?
Rasalect (Rasagiline) should always be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered each day, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or change their effects. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Rasalect (Rasagiline)?
Some patients using Rasalect (Rasagiline) may experience side effects such as:
Stop taking the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any unusual or worrying symptoms occur including faintness, severe hypertension, anxiety, severe diarrhoea, vomiting, tremors, unusual changes in behaviour, or hallucinations. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening situations to prevent further complications from occurring.
Rasalect (Rasagiline) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under the age of eighteen, taking other MAOI medications, or who have severely reduced liver function. Also inform your doctor if you have reduced liver function as this condition may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Rasalect (Rasagiline) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Rasalect (Rasagiline) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.