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What is Rasagiline?
Rasagiline tablets contain rasagiline (as the mesylate), a propargylamine-based drug indicated for the treatment of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. It is designated chemically as: 1H-Inden-1-amine, 2, 3dihydro-N-2-propynyl-, (1R)-, methanesulfonate. The empirical formula of rasagiline mesylate is (CHN)CHSO and its molecular weight is 267.34.
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Rasagiline mesylate is a white to off-white powder, freely soluble in water or ethanol and sparingly soluble in isopropanol. Each tablets for oral administration contains rasagiline mesylate equivalent to 0.5 mg or 1 mg of rasagiline base. Each rasagiline tablet also contains the following inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, corn starch, colloidal silicon dioxide, citric acid monohydrate, pregelatinized starch, stearic acid and talc.
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What are the available doses of Rasagiline?
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How should I use Rasagiline?
When rasagiline tablets are prescribed as monotherapy or as adjunct therapy in patients not taking levodopa, patients may start rasagiline at the recommended dose of 1 mg administered orally once daily.
In patients taking levodopa, with or without other PD drugs (e.g., dopamine agonist, amantadine, anticholinergics), the recommended initial dose of rasagiline tablets are 0.5 mg once daily. If the patient tolerates the daily 0.5 mg dose, but a sufficient clinical response is not achieved, the dose may be increased to 1 mg once daily. When rasagiline is used in combination with levodopa, a reduction of the levodopa dose may be considered, based upon individual response.
The recommended doses of rasagiline should not be exceeded because of risk of hypertension .
What interacts with Rasagiline?
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What are the warnings of Rasagiline?
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What are the side effects of Rasagiline?
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What should I look out for while using Rasagiline?
What might happen if I take too much Rasagiline?
In a dose escalation study in patients on chronic levodopa therapy treated with 10 mg of rasagiline there were three reports of cardiovascular side effects (including hypertension and postural hypotension) which resolved following treatment discontinuation.Although no cases of overdose have been observed with rasagiline during the clinical development program, the following description of presenting symptoms and clinical course is based upon overdose descriptions of nonselective MAO inhibitors.The signs and symptoms of nonselective MAOI overdose may not appear immediately. Delays of up to 12 hours after ingestion of drug and the appearance of signs may occur. The peak intensity of the syndrome may not be reached until for a day following the overdose. Death has been reported following overdose; therefore, immediate hospitalization, with continuous patient observation and monitoring for at least two days following the ingestion of such drugs in overdose, is strongly recommended.The severity of the clinical signs and symptoms of MAOI overdose varies and may be related to the amount of drug consumed. The central nervous and cardiovascular systems are prominently involved.Signs and symptoms of MAOI overdose may include: drowsiness, dizziness, faintness, irritability, hyperactivity, agitation, severe headache, hallucinations, trismus, opisthotonos, convulsions, and coma; rapid and irregular pulse, hypertension, hypotension and vascular collapse; precordial pain, respiratory depression and failure, hyperpyrexia, diaphoresis, and cool, clammy skin.There is no specific antidote for rasagiline overdose. The following suggestions are offered based upon the assumption that rasagiline overdose may be modeled after nonselective MAO inhibitor poisoning. Treatment of overdose with nonselective MAO inhibitors is symptomatic and supportive. Respiration should be supported by appropriate measures, including management of the airway, use of supplemental oxygen, and mechanical ventilatory assistance, as required. Body temperature should be monitored closely. Intensive management of hyperpyrexia may be required. Maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance is essential. For this reason, in cases of overdose with rasagiline, dietary tyramine restriction should be observed for several weeks to reduce the risk of hypertensive tyramine reaction.A poison control center should be called for the most current treatment guidelines.A postmarketing report described a single patient who developed a nonfatal serotonin syndrome after ingesting 100 mg of rasagiline in a suicide attempt. Another patient who was treated in error with 4 mg rasagiline daily and tramadol also developed a serotonin syndrome. One patient who was treated in error with 3 mg rasagiline daily experienced alternating episodes of vascular fluctuations consisting of hypertension and orthostatic hypotension.
How should I store and handle Rasagiline?
Store between 2-8°C (36°-46°F).Rasagiline Tablets, 0.5 mg White to off-white, uncoated round, flat, beveled tablets, debossed with ''RAS'' on one side and ''0.5'' on the other side. Supplied as:NDC 16714-770-01 Bottles of 30 tablets Rasagiline Tablets, 1 mg White to off white, uncoated round, flat, beveled tablets debossed with "RAS" on one side and "1" on other side. Supplied as:NDC 16714-771-01 Bottles of 30 tablets Storage: Store at 25°C (77°F) with excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) .
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Exacerbation of hypertension may occur during treatment with rasagiline. Medication adjustment may be necessary if elevation of blood pressure is sustained. Monitor patients for new onset hypertension or hypertension that is not adequately controlled after starting rasagiline.In Study 3, rasagiline (1 mg/day) given in conjunction with levodopa, produced an increased incidence of significant blood pressure elevation (systolic > 180 or diastolic > 100 mm Hg) of 4% compared to 3% for placebo .When used as an adjunct to levodopa (Studies 3 and 4), the risk for developing post-treatment high blood pressure (e.g., systolic > 180 or diastolic >100 mm Hg) combined with a significant increase from baseline (e.g., systolic > 30 or diastolic > 20 mm Hg) was higher for rasagiline (2%) compared to placebo (1%).Dietary tyramine restriction is not required during treatment with recommended doses of rasagiline. However, certain foods that may contain very high amounts (i.e., more than 150 mg) of tyramine that could potentially cause severe hypertension because of tyramine interaction (including various clinical syndromes referred to as hypertensive urgency, crisis, or emergency) in patients taking rasagiline, even at the recommended doses, due to increased sensitivity to tyramine. Patients should be advised to avoid foods containing a very large amount of tyramine while taking recommended doses of rasagiline because of the potential for large increases in blood pressure including clinical syndromes referred to as hypertensive urgency, crisis, or emergency. rasagiline is a selective inhibitor of MAO-B at the recommended doses of 0.5 or 1 mg daily. Selectivity for inhibiting MAO-B diminishes in a dose-related manner as the dose is progressively increased above the recommended daily doses.
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