8 patient evaluations for Rasagiline with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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Jan 22, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Aug 26, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Still don't know how much the Azilect really helps. But my doctor says that it is supposed to slow down the progress of PD. So, I am afraid not to take it.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Aug 15, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Mar 3, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't know if it works in the short term, but I am hoping for long term success.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have taken Azilect for almost 2 years. I can't tell much difference in helping my symptoms. True, it may help in the long run, but in the short term, it hasn't help alleviate my PD symptoms.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Nov 14, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Sep 6, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Jun 20, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I like the fact that the Azilect does not have any side-effects, which sorta makes up for the Mirapex.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

May 27, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have had no problems with this medication.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Apr 26, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Jan 23, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Jan 7, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

Nov 18, 2008 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Although my neuro said that I would see immediate results, it was nearly 2 weeks before I saw anysignificant results. Before the 2 weeks, my progress on Azilect was uneven. My symptoms would get better and then worse than before. It has now been 4 weeks. My progress still seems uneven/spotty.I believe that there is room for improvement. It is almost like Azilect is working, but not all the way.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, frequent urination

  • 6 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 9, 2011 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Severe (lower extremity dystonia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: suspect in inducing dystonia
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: lower extremity dystonia

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 27, 2010 (Started Nov 26, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is difficult to determine how effective a treatment is in slowing progression of Parkinson's disease in just one person. Therefore by seeing little or no change, that might actually be a good thing in determining the effectiveness of Azilect (rasagiline)
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Jan 11, 2010 (Started Jul 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia (less than 2 hours sleep))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Side effects: insomnia (less than 2 hours sleep)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Oct 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, dizziness, light sensitivity (photophobia), headaches, nasal congestion, drowsiness, frequent urination, sinus congestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: avoid foods high in tyramine. discontinue this drug for 14 days before having any medical or dental treatments or surgery. you will need to wait 14 days before beginning to tke medicines(for depression, anxiety, pain,cough,congestion, or muscle relaxant).
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nasal congestion, sinus congestion, headaches, frequent urination, light sensitivity (photophobia), nausea, dizziness, drowsiness

Dec 17, 2008 (Started Oct 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nasal congestion, sinus congestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. This medicine may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. Alcohol, hot weather, exercise, and fever can increase these effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nasal congestion, sinus congestion, headaches, frequent urination, light sensitivity (photophobia), nausea, dizziness, drowsiness

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 5, 2009 (Started Jun 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood, frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Side effects: frequent urination, anxious mood

Nov 5, 2008 (Started Jun 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: some people can not tolerate the meds
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: frequent urination, anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 5, 2008 (Started Sep 09, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (facial dystonia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: facial dystonia

  • 0 helpful marks
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