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Published: 6/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Azilect Tablets 0.5mg
 Active ingredient:
Rasagiline mesilate
 Dosage form:
white to almost white tablet, diameter: 6.5 mm, thickness: approx. 2.4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face)アジレクト0.5mg, パーキンソン病治療剤, (Back)アジレクト0.5mg, Azilect, GIL 0.5, パーキンソン病治療剤

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a selective monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B) inhibitor that improves the symptoms of Parkinson's disease by suppressing the breakdown of dopamine and increases the level of dopamine in the brain.
It is usually used to treat Parkinson's disease.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have liver dysfunction or low body weight.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (1 mg of rasagiline) at a time, once a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause somnolence (falling into a half-doze), sudden onset of sleep or sleep attack (sudden onset of sleep without a warning sign). Do not perform dangerous activities such as driving a car, operating machinery or working at heights.
  • Despite the resulting social disadvantage, the following uncontrollable behavioral symptoms may appear: repetitive gambling, repetitive excessive unplanned shopping, a pathological increase in sexual desire or appetite, etc. You and your family members should be informed of these symptoms by your doctor until you fully understand them. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor.
  • Refrain from taking any food containing St. John's wort (a kind of herb) with the medicine, because the effect of the medicine is affected.
  • Refrain from smoking.
  • Refrain from taking foods or beverages rich in tyramine content such as cheese, beer and red wine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include dyskinesia (involuntary movements), fall and nasopharyngitis. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, see your doctor immediately.
  • dizziness on standing up, dizziness, light headedness [postural hypotension]
  • falling into a half-doze, sudden onset of sleep without a warning sign [somnolence, sudden onset of sleep]
  • seeing thing or hearing sound that does not really exist [hallucination]
  • repetitive gambling, a pathological increase in sexual desire, repetitive excessive unplanned shopping, a pathological increase in appetite, despite the resulting social disadvantage [impulse control disorders]
  • chills, sweating, fever, shivering of hands, excitement, anxiety [serotonin syndrome]
  • rapid fever, muscle stiffness, shivering of limbs, convulsion, consciousness disorder, aphagia [neuroleptic malignant syndrome]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Seek advice of your pharmacy or medical institution about proper disposal of the unused medicines.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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