7 patient evaluations for Rasagiline with a side effects rating of Severe

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Nov 20, 2012 (Started Jul 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Severe (serotonin syndrome)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Reaction with other medicines caused serotonin syndrome, multiple system atrophy

Oct 6, 2012 (Started Jul 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication reacted with another medication and food I ate causing Serotonin Toxicity Syndrome putting me in the hospital for 3 day. This reaction is often fatal.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 21, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (night or sleep terrors, visual illusions, audio illusions, video illusions, visual hallucinations, auditory hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Monitor Azilect very carefully for side effects which develop over time (several months).
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Nov 12, 2011 (Started Oct 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (stiffness in neck)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If your neck starts to get stiff or you get a clunking sound in your neck, stop taking it immediately and consult your doctor. Also, a neck and shoulder massage may be beneficial.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

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

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

Aug 29, 2008 (Started Sep 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (skin rash)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: The MOST important advice, is that Azilect has some undesirable raections with certain other meds, including, so I am told, certain commonly used anesthetics. The problem I had with it was not that one. My problem was a severe skin reaction. How severe was it? The sores looked just like fire ant bites! Dozens of them!
Side effects: skin rash

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 29, 2008 (Started Nov 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (anxious mood, nausea, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches, anxious mood, nausea

  • 0 helpful marks
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