Rasagiline is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. By inhibiting MAO enzymes, the medication helps increase the amount of dopamine that the brain can use, which helps relieve symptoms of Parkinson's. Rasagiline comes in tablet form and is generally taken once a day. Common side effects include joint pain, headaches, and indigestion or heartburn.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with rasagiline. Although some side effects may be merely bothersome, others are quite serious or intolerable. Side effects often limit the usefulness of rasagiline.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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