Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych



Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Neuro/psych
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Treats Parkinson's disease.

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Our bottom line

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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Best available price for 30 (1mg) tablets of rasagiline


  • 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.


  • It can cause unusual cravings and changes in behavior in some people.
How it works

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.

What to expect when you take Azilect (rasagiline) for Parkinson's disease

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Side effect rates for Azilect (rasagiline)

300 From clinical trials of Azilect / Parkinson's disease (1mg)
  • Difficulty controlling movement
  • Headache
  • Accidental injury
  • Nausea
  • Falls
  • Headache
  • Low blood pressure
  • Constipation
  • Weight loss
  • Joint pain

Risks and Warnings for Azilect (rasagiline)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Eating foods rich in tyramine, like soy sauce, fermented cheese and smoked meats

    Taking Azilect (rasagiline) with certain medicines can lead to serotonin syndrome, which is a serious condition. Check with your doctor before taking Azilect (rasagiline), especially if you are on medicines to improve your mood.

Common concerns from people taking Azilect (rasagiline)

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