What is Rasagiline?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Azilect Agilect

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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 1,225 834
Stiffness/Spasticity 46 58
Increase effect of another treatment 38 67
Tremor(s) 7 6
Balance problems 5 2
Improve mobility 5 1

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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 36
Moderate 72
Mild 122
None 631

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rasagiline

Side effect Patients
Frequent urination 20
Headaches 19
Anxious mood 14
Nausea 12
Dizziness 10
Difficulty falling asleep 9

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Rasagiline

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 199
0.5 mg daily 34
1 mg twice daily 4
2 mg daily 4
0.5 mg m,w,f 1
1 mg m,w,f 1
1 mg one time 1
1 tablet(s) daily 1
1.5 mg daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Rasagiline

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 106
Side effects too severe 99
Doctor's advice 92
Expense 42
Other 36
Personal research 20
Change in health plan coverage 7
Course of treatment ended 5
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Duration

Currently taking Rasagiline

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 86
5 - 10 years 95
10 years or more 15

Stopped taking Rasagiline

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 36
1 - 6 months 91
6 months - 1 year 47
1 - 2 years 38
2 - 5 years 56
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 763
Usually 50
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 41
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 12
Somewhat hard to take 41
A little hard to take 80
Not at all hard to take 728
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 89
$100-199 53
$50-99 115
$25-49 164
< $25 232
Not specified 208

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Rasagiline after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amantadine (Symmetrel) 4
Ropinirole (Requip) 4
Selegiline (Zelapar) 4
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 3
Carbidopa-Levodopa CR (Sinemet CR) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Rasagiline and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 10
Ropinirole (Requip) 6
Selegiline (Zelapar) 4
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 3
Amantadine (Symmetrel) 2

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

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81 patient evaluations for Rasagiline

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Tomte
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Tomte
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See Tomte's full Rasagiline history

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
BAWAlex
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BAWAlex
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vb
I have:
Parkinson's

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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
relayman
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relayman
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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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

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