What is Rasagiline?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Rasagiline is an anti-Parkinson's agent and MAO inhibitor which can enhance the activity of dopamine. It is used for initial monotherapy or as adjunct to levodopa in the treatment of idiopathic Parkinson's disease.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Parkinson's disease 1,269 896
Stiffness/spasticity 46 60
Increase effect of another treatment 41 78
Tremor(s) 8 8
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 5 4
Balance problems 5 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
39
Moderate
78
Mild
132
None
674

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rasagiline

Side effect Patients
Frequent urination 20
Headaches 20
Anxious mood 14
Nausea 14
Dizziness 11
Jerky movements 11

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Rasagiline

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 229
0.5 mg daily 47
1 mg twice daily 3
2 mg daily 2
0.5 mg m,w,f 1
1 mg m,w,f 1
1 mg one time 1
1 other daily 1
1.5 mg daily 1
1 mg four times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Rasagiline

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 112
Side effects too severe 104
Doctor's advice 100
Expense 46
Other 42
Personal research 21
Change in health plan coverage 10
Course of treatment ended 5
See all 313 patients who've stopped taking Rasagiline

Duration

Currently taking Rasagiline

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 27
2 - 5 years 93
5 - 10 years 121
10 years or more 33

Stopped taking Rasagiline

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 42
1 - 6 months 92
6 months - 1 year 50
1 - 2 years 40
2 - 5 years 62
5 - 10 years 32
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 821
Usually 54
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 41
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 42
A little hard to take 83
Not at all hard to take 785
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 95
$100-199 55
$50-99 123
$25-49 166
< $25 255
Not specified 229

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Rasagiline after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amantadine (Symmetrel) 5
Ropinirole (Requip) 5
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 4
Selegiline (Zelapar) 4
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 2

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Rasagiline and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 14
Selegiline (Zelapar) 7
Ropinirole (Requip) 6
Amantadine (Symmetrel) 2
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 2

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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82 patient evaluations for Rasagiline

May 17, 2017 (Started Jun 21, 2007)

  • 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: difficulty falling asleep

Feb 17, 2014 (Started Jun 21, 2007)

  • 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
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep

Nov 22, 2008 (Started Jun 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty falling asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 18, 2017 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since they have come up with a generic (rasagiline) the cost has decreased. My neuro has indicated that I should increase my dose to 2mg 1xday, but am waiting for instruction as to when I should start.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: anxious mood

Sep 9, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • 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
Side effects: anxious mood

Sep 15, 2008 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 23, 2017 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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