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rasagiline

This medication is used to Parkinson’s disease (progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement) used alone or as adjunct to co-beneldopa or co-careldopa

Contradications

This medication is contraindicated in patients with moderate to severe hepatic (liver) impairment

Side effects

The patients taking this medication may experience headache influenze, malaise (general discomfort), neckpain, allergic reactions, fever, angina (chest pain), flatulence (gas), leucopenia (number of white blood cells circulating in the blood is abnormally low.), arthritis (inflammation of bone or body join), musculoskeletal pain, depression, vertigo (dizziness), hallucination, rhinitis (runny nose), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) in monotherapy. Falls, neck pain, postural hypotension ( drop in blood pressure ), GI (stomach and intestine) upset, anorexia (An eating disorder characterized by markedly reduced appetite), arthralgia (joint stiffness), carpal tunnel syndrome (pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm), weight loss, dyskinesia (abnormal, uncontrollable, involuntary movements), dystonia ( a movement disorder that causes the muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily), abnormal dream, hallucination, rash in adjuvant therapy ( primary (initial) treatment) 

Expert Advice

Indication:

This medication is used to Parkinson’s disease (progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement) used alone or as adjunct to co-beneldopa or co-careldopa

Contraindication:

This medication is contraindicated in patients with moderate to severe hepatic (liver) impairment

Side effects:

The patients taking this medication may experience headache influenze, malaise (general discomfort), neckpain, allergic reactions, fever, angina (chest pain), flatulence (gas), leucopenia (number of white blood cells circulating in the blood is abnormally low.), arthritis (inflammation of bone or body join), musculoskeletal pain, depression, vertigo (dizziness), hallucination, rhinitis (runny nose), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) in monotherapy. Falls, neck pain, postural hypotension ( drop in blood pressure ), GI (stomach and intestine) upset, anorexia (An eating disorder characterized by markedly reduced appetite), arthralgia (joint stiffness), carpal tunnel syndrome (pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm), weight loss, dyskinesia (abnormal, uncontrollable, involuntary movements), dystonia ( a movement disorder that causes the muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily), abnormal dream, hallucination, rash in adjuvant therapy ( primary (initial) treatment) 

Precautions:

The patients taking this medication must be cautious in cases of mild hepatic (liver) impairment, avoid abrupt withdrawal. Monitor for impulse control disorders including pathological gambling (compulsive gambling or disordered gambling, is a recognized mental disorder characterized by a pattern of continued gambling despite negative physical, psychological, and social consequences), hypersexuality ( extremely frequent or suddenly increased libido), compulsive spending or eating. Risk of sudden sleep onset

Interaction:

This medication may interact with St. john’swort, pethidine, flueotine, fluvoxamine, dextromethorphan, sympathomimetics, antidepressants, CYP1A2

Pregnancy:

No definite data available regarding pregnancy. Consult your healthcare provider for further details

Lactation:

No definite data available regarding nursing mothers. Consult your healthcare provider for further details

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