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Generic: rasagiline
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It is used to treat Parkinson's disease

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What is this medicine?

RASAGILINE (ra SA ji leen) is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is used to treat Parkinson's disease.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • high or low blood pressure
  • history of stroke
  • liver disease
  • skin cancer
  • taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in last 14 days
  • taking any of the following medicines: cyclobenzaprine, dextromethorphan, meperidine, methadone, propoxyphene, St. John's Wort, or tramadol
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to rasagiline, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • cyclobenzaprine
  • dextromethorphan
  • linezolid
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • medicines for depression
  • meperidine
  • methadone
  • propoxyphene
  • St. John's Wort
  • tramadol
  • tryptophan

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • amiodarone
  • anagrelide
  • antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin
  • buspirone
  • carbamazepine
  • cimetidine
  • diphenoxylate
  • female hormones, like estrogens
  • furazolidone
  • isoniazid
  • kava kava
  • levodopa
  • medicines for blood pressure
  • medicines for cold or congestion like pseudoephedrine
  • medicines for anxiety or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for sleep during surgery
  • mexiletine
  • narcotic medicines for pain
  • procarbazine
  • SAM- e
  • stimulant medicines for attention, focus, or weight loss
  • tacrine
  • theophylline
  • tizanidine
  • valerian
  • yohimbine
  • zileuton

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