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
Regular doctor's appointments are important to managing your Parkinson's disease. It's your chance to talk with your doctor about your symptoms, medications, and any other concerns.
To help you get ready, we've included a downloadable Appointment Prep Sheet that you may find helpful.
Make sure you write down any information (or use the prep sheet on this page) you want to discuss with your doctor. Doing so may help you identify problems or improvements since your last visit, including:
It also helps to list all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you're currently taking and note any issues affecting your general health. You should also keep your health care team information handy at your visit.
It's important to communicate clearly with your doctor, as this can influence how you manage your Parkinson's disease. If you have a lot to talk about, request an extended appointment so you get the time you need.
In addition, you may consider:
Bringing a family member, friend, or caregiver to offer an objective viewpoint. He or she can also provide emotional support and may have even noticed symptoms or side effects that you had overlooked.
Being ready to voice your needs. Be open and honest—your doctor needs complete information about symptoms, side effects, and how well you've been following your prescribed treatment schedule.
Taking good notes. It's not always easy to remember everything your doctor says. Before you leave your appointment, make sure you understand all instructions about medications or other aspects of therapy.
Parkinson's disease and treatment can be emotionally challenging. It's important to separate those challenges from your feelings toward your doctor. Remember, you are both on the same team.
AZILECT® (rasagiline tablets) is indicated for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD).