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Azilect Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is rasagiline (Azilect)?
- What are the possible side effects of rasagiline (Azilect)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rasagiline (Azilect)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking rasagiline (Azilect)?
- How should I take rasagiline (Azilect)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Azilect)?
- What happens if I overdose (Azilect)?
- What should I avoid while taking rasagiline (Azilect)?
- What other drugs will affect rasagiline (Azilect)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Azilect)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Azilect)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, feeling irritable, vision problems, fast and uneven heart rate, sweating, cold or clammy skin, shallow breathing, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking rasagiline (Azilect)?
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Rasagiline may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid eating any cheese that your doctor has instructed you not to eat while taking rasagiline.
What other drugs will affect rasagiline (Azilect)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you have used within the past 14 days, especially:
- ciprofloxacin (Cipro);
- over-the-counter cough, cold, or allergy medicines; or
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip), citalopram (Celexa), doxepin (Sinequan), desipramine (Norpramin), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), venlafaxine (Effextor), and others.
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can cause serious medical problems if you take them together with rasagiline. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about rasagiline.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Azilect Information
- Azilect Drug Interactions Center: rasagiline oral
- Azilect Side Effects Center
- Azilect Overview including Precautions
- Azilect FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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