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Azilect (Rasagiline)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Azilect0.5 mg

Generic Equivalent of Azilect

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Rasagiline0.5 mg
Rasagiline1 mg
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Is A Prescription Required To Purchase Azilect?

Azilect is a prescription medication that can be acquired our Canadian Wide Pharmacy.

What Is the Drug Azilect Used for?

Azilect is indicated for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD). It can be taken with or without levodopa.

What Is Parkinson Disease?

Parkison’s disease is a condition where the chemical imbalance in brain affects the body movement. There are three main symptoms of Parkinson: shaking (tremors), muscle stiffness and slow and unsteady movement. This disease occurs due to loss of cells producing dopamine in certain regions of brain.

How Does Azilect Work on Parkinson’s?

Azilect (rasagiline mesylate) is an irreversible MAO-B (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor. It works by increasing the levels of dopamine in brain thereby decreasing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

How Is Azilect Supplied and Stored?

Azilect is a product of Teva Pharmaceuticals in Canada. The drug is available in dosage form of 0.5 mg and is supplied as bottles of 30 tablets. Azilect should be stored at a temperature of 25 °C with excursions permitted between 15-30 °C. It should be kept out of reach and sight of children.

What Type Of Drug Is Azilect?

Azilect is an an irreversible MAO-B (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor which also includes selegiline and tranylcypromine.

What Is the Cost of Azilect?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the branded 0.5 mg Azilect at an unbeatable price of $9.96 per tablet. The average retail price for Azilect is $590.61 for 30 tablet, which is about $20 per tablet. It is best to compare the retail prices with our verified online pharmacy.

How Do You Take Azilect?

The medication is to be taken orally and swallowed as a whole with full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food. Your doctor or pharmacist will prescribe you the dosage of Azilect. You must follow their instructions. It is important to take the medication same time each day to get full effect. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your health care professional.

What Foods Should Be Avoided When Taking Azilect?

You should avoid foods containing high amount of tyramine while taking Azilect as combination of tyramine containing foods and Azilact can lead to severe hypertension (tyramine interaction). Foods that contain high amounts of tyramine are cheese, sour cream, yogurt, avocados, bananas, red wine soy sauce and other dried meals. If you do eat these foods while taking Azilect, and do not feel well, you should contact your doctor or pharmacist.

How is Azilect Metabolized in Body?

Azilect (Rasagiline) is completely metabolized in body and has a half-life of 3 hours.

What Should You Avoid While Taking Azilect?

Azilect can lead to drowsiness. Hence, you should not drive a car or operate machinery or work at heights, until you know how Azilect affects you.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Azilect?

Like all other medications, Azilect can also cause side effects. Not everyone experiences them. However you should inform your health care professional as soon as possible in case you experience any of the unwanted side effects such as headache, flu syndrome, malaise, neck pain, indigestion, joint pain, depression, inflammation in the eyes, abdominal pain, accidental injury (mainly falls), dizziness when you stand up due to low blood pressure, constipation, vomiting, weight loss, difficulty in moving normally, falling asleep during daily activities, hallucinations and confusion. These are not all the side effects of Azilect. Contact your health care professional immediately in case you experience any unexpected side effect.

When Should You Not Take Azilect?

You should not take Azilect if you:
  • Ever had an allergic reaction to rasagiline or any of the ingredients of Azilect
  • Are taking other Monoamine oxidase inhibitors or other medicinal and natural products without prescription that may have MAO activity such as St. John’s Wort, due to risk of serotonin syndrome
  • Are taking pethidine (a strong painkiller), meperidine tramadol, methadone, propoxyphene
  • Ciprofloxacin (an antibiotic)
  • Are taking cyclobenzaprine
  • Are taking dextromethorphan as there is a risk of episode of psychosis
  • Have liver problems
You should wait for at least 14 days between stopping MAO medicines or pethidine and starting Azilect.

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before Taking Azilect?

Before you take Azilect, you should tell your doctor if you:
  • Are allergic to any medicine, foods, preservatives or dyes
  • Have liver problems
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Are breast-feeding
  • Smoke, as nicotine can affect the amount of rasagiline in your body

What Medicines Can Interact With Azilect?

It is important to tell your health care professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs.

Medicines which interact with Azilect include:
  • Medicines that are used to treat depression, anxiety, panic disorder such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants. Taking these medicines with Azilect can lead to a life threatening condition called serotonin syndrome.
  • Dextromethorphan, a medicine used to treat cough
  • Substances with sympathomimetic activity such as cold and flu oral tablets
  • Nasal drops containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine
  • Clozapine, a medicine used to treat schizophrenia
  • Other medicines used for treating Parkinson’s disease
  • Pain killer Mepiridine (pethidine)
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Dopamine antagonists, such as antipsychotics or metoclopramide, can reduce the effect of Azilect

Where Can I Buy Azilect Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, Azilect can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Azilect Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 604-581-4000 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. http://www.lundbeck.com/upload/au/files/pdf/Azilect_CMI.pdf
2. http://www.azilect.com/Content/pdf/azi-40850-azilect-electronic-pi.pdf
3. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/021641s016s017lbl.pdf
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