4 patient evaluations for Rasagiline taken for the purpose of 'stiffness/spasticity' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Sep 30, 2012 (Started Jul 23, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (loss of depth perception)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: loss of depth perception

Aug 13, 2010 (Started Jul 23, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (loss of depth perception)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Two years ago I had a serious flu and took an overthe-counter medication. About two weeks later I found tht i had a slight tear at the back of my eye thatcause a partial loss of vision. 18 months later i have laser surgery to cauterize the tear. My vision is better but remains slightly impaired.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: loss of depth perception

  • 2 helpful marks

Sep 13, 2011 (Started Jun 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 21, 2009 (Started Jun 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Azilect has done very well for me. It is the medication that makes the most difference
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 21, 2010 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drug interactions, tyramine reaction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I showed signs of drug interaction from the begining (Azilect & Propranolol HCl). Also I had tyramine sensity. I asked questions, documented and from 4-02-08 to 8 06-2010 was the length of l this drug! I was always feeling like they thought I was a dementia possibility! So be prepared to be ignored and or otherwise be dismissed. but be adwised keep asking and documenting. they will eventually hear you!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: drug interactions, tyramine reaction

Aug 9, 2010 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drug interactions, tyramine reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: While I experienced good results the catch was a side effect that became an issue I did not want to ignore. I became tyramine sensitive which became more intense till I reduced my dosage in half. From 1 mg to .5 mg. So far this has helped.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: drug interactions, tyramine reaction

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 5, 2009 (Started Feb 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As noted above, dosages of Leva dopa need to be decreased due to severe dyskensia Could not tolerate Azilect the first time I tried it for that reason. I hate the wiggly feeling of random movements!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jerky movements

  • 1 helpful mark
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