Treats Parkinson's disease.
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.
- 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.
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 diseaseSkip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
Side effect rates for Azilect (rasagiline)
- Difficulty controlling movement
- Accidental injury
- Low blood pressure
- Weight loss
- Joint pain
Risks and Warnings for Azilect (rasagiline)Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
- 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.