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People with Parkinson's disease may benefit from Azilect® (rasagiline mesylate). This medicine can be taken alone or combination with other medications. It is believed to work by inhibiting monoamine oxidase (MAO) enzymes, which increases the amount of dopamine that the brain can use, which in turn helps relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Prior to beginning treatment with Azilect, your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and any other drugs you are taking. Potentially dangerous interactions are possible when Azilect is combined with certain products, and people with liver disease or certain allergies may not be able to take it. By discussing these things with your healthcare provider, he or she can be certain this is the right medication for you.
(Click Azilect for more information, including the drug's side effects, what to do in cases of overdose, and whether a generic version is available.)
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