7 patient evaluations for Rasagiline taken for the purpose of 'Increase effect of another treatment'

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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

Feb 22, 2011 (Started Dec 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Dec 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 4, 2010 (Started Dec 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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

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

Mar 9, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood

May 18, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Side effects: anxious mood

Mar 18, 2009 (Started Aug 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood

Oct 28, 2008 (Started Aug 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Side effects: anxious mood

  • 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

Aug 21, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only thing I HATE about this medication is the fact that after discontinuing my 1/2 mg. (morning dose) and my 1mg (bedtime dose) is upon resuming that small amout within less than 24 hours it triggers my period to start. I also experienced lingual pain when exposed to a hot water environment such as a bath or hot tub. I also have to be careful of too much sun as I am prone to heat stroke.

  • 1 helpful mark
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