Rasagiline Mesylate Drug Information
As a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), rasagiline mesylate (Azilect®) is used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. This medication only needs to be taken once a day; it is approved to be used alone or in combination with carbidopa-levodopa medications.
Although most people tolerate it well, rasagiline is not right for everyone. Safety information on this drug should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment. This includes knowing what products could interact with it. Rasagiline has many potentially dangerous drug interactions, so consult your healthcare provider before taking any other medications.
The most commonly reported side effects include:
- Joint pain
(For more information on this prescription medication, click Rasagiline. This article gives a more in-depth discussion, explaining how the drug works, what to expect while taking it, and how your healthcare provider will determine your dose.)