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When taken with levodopa the dosage of azilect (rasagiline) is often reduced from 1mg to 0.5mg, why is this?
DBS and medications: DBS is not a replacement for medication and vice versa. Many DBS patients are place on Azilect (rasagiline) before and some after surgery. This drug can block the destruction of Dopamine in the brain. These allows more Dopamine to be available for action. This may induce dyskinesias in some patients but DBS to the GPI can help that side effect ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does azilect (rasagiline) interact with velvet beans? I have velvet beans that can be sprouted for consumption.
Yes: Medication azilect(rasagiline) is used for treatment of tremor such ascparkinson syndrome, .It increasing Dopamine chemical in the brain. Velvet beans used for medicinal purposes in africa, india, caribben to improve Dopamine levels in brain to treat parkinson's disease. So, both above chemicalsc accomplish similar effect and can interact. Prescription firm has control over exact amount. ...Read more
MAO-B inhibitors: Both selegiline (eldepryl) and Rasagiline (azilect) are mao-b inhibitors, with a couple important differences. Azilect (rasagiline) is much more specific for mao-b, meaning no risk of serotonergic crisis when used alongside ssri antidepressants (celexa, lexapro, etc). Azilect (rasagiline) is also the only neuroprotective drug for parkinson's. Take care! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In theory, it should: Theoretically, Azilect (rasagiline) (an MAO-B inhibitor) should help with many of the symptoms of Parkinson's for a certain period of time. However, as with all treatments for this disease, they are notoriously unpredictable. I've attached an article which I hope might help. Good luck! http://www.reprintsdesk.com/landing/hf.aspx?h=523154&hr=716110317&a=1&u=0&r=826399194 ...Read more
I have been taking sertraline & rasagiline at the same time for 6 months will this have side effects?
Can parkinson's. Medicine give me highbood pressure
i taking mirapex. 1.5. Mg amantadine 100mg azilect (rasagiline). 1 mg. ?
PD MEDS & HTN: There is no evidence in the medical literature that Mirapex, Azilect (rasagiline) and Amantadine will increase the blood pressure however if the Parkinson's patient has orthostatic hypotension dopamine agonist such as Mirapex can worsen it. I have not seen Mirapex, Amantadine or Azilect (rasagiline) increase blood pressure in my patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Latuda (lurasidone)?: I'm not sure, but might you have mis-spelled something and actually mean latuda (lurasidone)? This is an atypical antipsychotic medication, often used in bipolar i disorder (especially bipolar depression) and schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer