Compare Dostinex vs. Azilect

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Dostinex
(Cabergoline)

Azilect
(rasagiline)

Coming soon.Treats Parkinson's disease. Azilect (rasagiline) is one of the recommended medicines to treat Parkinson's disease. It is now available in generic, which makes it more affordable for people without insurance.
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Side effects
DostinexAzilect

We haven’t found good data for Dostinex side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Dostinex »
  • Arthritis 1%
  • Bruising 2%
  • Weakness 2%
  • Neck pain 2%
  • Tingling or prickling sensation 1%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Gum swelling 1%
  • Excessive bleeding 1%
  • Hernia 1%
  • Muscle weakness 1%
More Azilect side effects »
How it works
DostinexAzilect
Coming soon.Azilect (rasagiline) is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor. It increases the amount of dopamine in the brain, which helps those with Parkinson's disease gain better control their movements.
Type of medication
DostinexAzilect
Lower-cost generic availablePrescription onlyLower-cost generic available
Available as
DostinexAzilect
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
DostinexAzilect
  • Hyperprolactinemia
Risk factors for serious side effects
DostinexAzilect
    Coming soon.
    • Eating foods rich in tyramine, like soy sauce, fermented cheese and smoked meats
    • Tricyclic antidepressants
    • Fentanyl
    • Tramadol
    • Buspirone
    Detailed Azilect (rasagiline) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Upsides and benefits
    DostinexAzilect
    Coming soon
    • Azilect (rasagiline) is one of the go-to medicines for Parkinson's disease. It can be used in early and late stages of the disease.
    • Taking Azilect (rasagiline) by itself can help slow down Parkinson's disease, but it works better when it's given with other medicines.
    • Azilect (rasagiline) is available as generic as well as brand name, so there are usually lower out-of-pocket costs for you with insurance.
    Downsides and risks
    DostinexAzilect
    Coming soon
    • It can cause unusual cravings and changes in behavior in some people.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    DostinexAzilect
    Coming soon
    • Azilect (rasagiline) can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
    • Watch how much cheese, soy sauce or smoked meats you eat. Eating too much of these foods while on Azilect (rasagiline) can cause an unsafe rise in blood pressure.
    • Azilect (rasagiline) can make you dizzy or lightheaded, especially when you suddenly stand up from sitting or laying down.
    • Don't stop taking Azilect (rasagiline) without talking to your doctor first. Stopping it suddenly can cause confusion, stiff muscles and a high fever.
    • Azilect (rasagiline) can prevent many medicines from working properly. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if the way you take your other medicines needs to be changed.
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