What is Relgin 0.5 Tablet for:
This medication is an irreversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase, prescribed for Parkinson’s disease either alone or with other medications. It elevates the levels of certain chemicals in brain.
How does Rasagiline work:
Rasagiline helps keep chemical balance in the brain
How should Rasagiline be used:
Take early in the day to keep from having sleep problems. Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach. Follow a diet plan. Some foods and drinks taken with higher doses of this drug may cause very risky effects such as sudden high blood pressure. To avoid these problems, get a list of foods to avoid. Keep a diary of your signs.
Common side effects of Rasagiline :
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Joint pain.
What do I do if I miss a dose
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
What precautions should I take when taking Rasagiline :
If you have an allergy to rasagiline or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have taken isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine in the last 14 days. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (eg, isocarboxazid, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine) must be stopped 14 days before this drug is started. Taking both at the same time could cause risky high blood pressure. Stop fluoxetine for at least 5 weeks before starting this drug. If you cannot follow the diet needed when taking this drug. See How Is This Drug Best Taken? for more details.
When do I need to seek medical help
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A fast heartbeat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Big change in balance. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Very nervous and excitable. Very bad flushing. Very bad headache. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Strong urges that are hard to control (such as gambling or sex). Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Can I take Rasagiline with other medicines:
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. – Taking them together can cause bad side effects. – Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Are there any food restrictions
How do I store Rasagiline :
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. – Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.