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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.

What Is Rasagiline?

Rasagiline mesylate (Azilect®) is a prescription medication approved to treat Parkinson's disease. It can be used alone or in combination with carbidopa-levodopa medications (such as Sinemet®, Sinemet® CR, Parcopa®, or Stalevo®).
(Click What Is Rasagiline Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Rasagiline Side Effects

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:
(Click Side Effects of Rasagiline to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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