Azilect

(rasagiline)

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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.

Quick facts about Azilect
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (rasagiline)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 1mg tablets
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$195.29

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

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

Quick facts about Azilect
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (rasagiline)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
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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)
  • Arthritis
  • Bruising
  • Weakness
  • Neck pain
  • Tingling or prickling sensation
  • Dizziness
  • Gum swelling
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Hernia
  • Muscle weakness

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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