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



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Even after you stop taking this medicine the effects can last for two weeks or more.

This medicine may increase your risk of getting skin cancer. Report any irregular moles, dark or white spots, or sores that do not heal. Have your skin checked for skin cancer regularly.

This medicine can interact with certain foods that contain high amounts of tyramine. The combination may cause severe headaches, a rise in blood pressure, or irregular heart beat. Foods that contain significant amounts of tyramine include aged cheeses, meats and fish (especially aged, smoked, pickled, or processed such as bologna, pepperoni, salami, summer sausage), beer and ale, alcohol- free beer, wine (especially red), sherry, hard liquor, liqueurs, avocados, bananas, figs, raisins, soy sauce, miso soup, yeast/ protein extracts, bean curd, fava or broad bean pods, or any over- ripe fruit. Ask your doctor or health care professional, pharmacist, or nutritionist for a complete listing of tyramine- containing foods.

Talk to your doctor if you are taking, or are planning to take, any prescription or over- the- counter drugs, especially antidepressants and over- the- counter cold medications. Some medicines may interact with this medicine and could cause you adverse effects.

If you are scheduled for any medical or dental procedure, tell your healthcare provider that you are taking this medicine. This medicine can interact with other medicines used during surgery.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • hallucination, loss of contact with reality
  • high blood pressure
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever
  • memory loss
  • muscle or neck stiffness or spasm
  • problems with balance, talking, or walking
  • seizures
  • sudden severe headache
  • suicidal thoughts or other mood changes
  • unexplained nausea or vomiting
  • unusual sweating

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea or constipation
  • dry mouth
  • loss of appetite
  • stomach pain

               
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