- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Azilect* used for?
Azilect* (Rasagiline) is an oral medication used for treating Parkinson's disease. This drug is used alone or in combination with other medications such as levodopa to treat signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease, which include tremor (shakiness) and muscle stiffness. It belongs to a class of drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Generic for Azilect* works by increasing the levels of certain chemicals in the brain. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Azilect*?
The dosage of Generic for Azilect* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Azilect* by mouth, with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Azilect*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Azilect* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Azilect*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Azilect*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Azilect*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Azilect*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Azilect*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Azilect* can interact with antidepressants.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Azilect*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Azilect* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Azilect* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Azilect* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Azilect* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Azilect* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, joint pain, heartburn, dry mouth, and stomach pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Azilect*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Azilect*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Azilect* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Azilect*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Azilect*?
How will Generic for Azilect* work in my body?
How should Generic for Azilect* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Azilect* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Azilect* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.