IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take AZILECT® (rasagiline tablets) if you are taking meperidine as it could result in a serious reaction such as coma or death. Also, do not take AZILECT with tramadol, methadone, propoxyphene, dextromethorphan, St. John’s wort, or cyclobenzaprine. You also should not take AZILECT with other monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), as it could result in an unsafe rise in blood pressure. Read More Important Safety Information
As a caregiver to someone with Parkinson's disease, you'll probably be involved in many aspects of the management of their condition.
Whether you're a spouse, partner, child, or friend of someone living with Parkinson's disease, you'll find you have many responsibilities that come with the caregiver role. Some of the most important jobs you'll have to do will include:
Attend doctor's appointments with your loved one for support and to hear the doctor's treatment plan.
Identify changes in your loved one's symptoms or side effects.
Communicate these changes to the physician so he or she can adjust treatments if necessary.
Help establish a daily routine that includes your loved one's treatment regimen, exercise, physical therapy, and other aspects of care.
Assist with daily tasks and activities, such as dressing and grooming, if your loved one needs help.
The role of a caregiver isn't an easy one—it can be frustrating, lonely, and even a bit overwhelming at times. So it's important to know that you're not alone, and to seek out support when you need it.
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For more information and resources on being a family caregiver, visit the Caregiver Action Network.
AZILECT® (rasagiline tablets) is indicated for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD).