Azilect

Azilect

rasagiline

Manufacturer:

Lundbeck

Distributor:

B L Hua
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Rasagiline mesilate
Indications/Uses
Monotherapy (w/o levodopa) in idiopathic Parkinson's disease or adjunct therapy (w/ levodopa) in patients w/ end of dose fluctuations.
Dosage/Direction for Use
1 mg once daily w/ or w/o levodopa.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Concomitant use w/ MAOIs (including St. John's wort) or pethidine. Severe hepatic impairment.
Special Precautions
Moderate hepatic impairment. Caution when initiating treatment in patients w/ mild hepatic impairment. Concomitant use w/ fluoxetine or fluvoxamine, dextromethorphan or sympathomimetics. Caution in operating hazardous machines including motor vehicles. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, dyskinesia (w/ levodopa).
Drug Interactions
May lead to hypertensive crises w/ MAOIs. Fluoxetine or fluvoxamine, dextromethorphan or sympathomimetics eg, nasal & oral decongestants or cold medicinal products containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, & pethidine.
ATC Classification
N04BD02 - rasagiline ; Belongs to the class of dopaminergic agents, monoamine oxidase B inhibitors. Used in the management of Parkinson's disease.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Azilect tab 1 mg
Packing/Price
4 × 7's
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