Azilect is a monoamine oxide- B inhibitor (MAO-B). Azilect works to protect and preserve the levels of dopamine in your brain. It is used to treat idiopathic Parkinson"s disease. Although we cannot cure Parkinson"s disease, drugs like Azilect can help manage the symptoms.
Azilect (rasagiline) is a medication for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Some of the Parkinson’s disease symptoms that can be treated by Azilect are difficulty moving, shakiness, and stiffness. It is an MAO inhibitor that works by increasing the levels of certain chemicals in the brain such as the serotonin and dopamine. These are the natural substances that trigger Parkinson’s and especially low amounts of dopamine. Azilect can also be combined with other drugs like the levodopa. The drug is available in liquid form, and it is only for oral administration. Drowsiness, nausea, weight loss, joint pain and dry mouth are some of the side effects associated with this medication. Azilect is not safe for pregnant mothers.