Azilect Oral Tablet 0.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Azilect: Oral tablet (0.5mg)

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Azilect 0.5mg Tab
Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
Pill Identification: GIL 0.5 

What is this Medicine?

RASAGILINE (ra SA ji leen) is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It is used to treat Parkinson's disease.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Azilect: Oral tablet(0.5mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Azilect 0.5mg Tablet

NDC: 685460142
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Parkinson's Disease

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Azilect 0.5mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_8367.JPG
Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
Pill Identification: GIL 0.5 
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Azilect 0.5mg Tablet

Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Parosmia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Arthropathy Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Epididymis Inflammation Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Light Sensitivity Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Exfoliative Dermatitis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Urinate Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Of Blood Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hostility Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Spinal Cord Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Melena Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Discharge Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nerve Pain Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Laryngeal Edema Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
No Menstrual Periods Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Retinal Detachment Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood Clot Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Block Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Ejaculation Dysfunction Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bleeding In Eye Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Toxic Megacolon Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Delirium Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Bruises Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gynecomastia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Priapism Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hole In Intestines Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Pulmonary Fibrosis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Emotional Lability Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dysesthesia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dysarthria Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Double Vision Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Decreased Breathing Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Unable To Speak Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Bleeding Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Psychosis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Memory Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dead Bone Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Visual Impairment Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Testicular Swelling Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Kidney Failure Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Drooping Eyelids Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Photosensitivity Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irritated Blood Vessels Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Stomach Ulcer Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Paranoia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Sores Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bleeding Within The Eye Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Nighttime Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Muscle Twitches Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vocal Cord Spasm Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Hyperesthesia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Deafness Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fecal Incontinence Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Throat Ulcers Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Retaining Urine Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Around The Lungs Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Eye Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Nerve Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Stones Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Migraine Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Mania Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Eye Inflammatoin Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Calcium Levels Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Failure Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Throat Inflammation Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Painful Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Colon Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Eyes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Scaly And Itchy Rashes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Distressed Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inceased Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Collapsed Lung Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Heart Attack Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Blockage Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Vaginal Infection Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Bleeding Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Uncontrolled Urination Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Gum Inflammation Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Bundle-branch Block Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Inflammation Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bleeding Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperkinesis Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hallucinations Incidence:
1.3-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dystonic Reaction Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Loss Incidence:
2.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Bruise Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Incoordination Incidence:
3.0-6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
3.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
3.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Drowsiness Incidence:
4.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
4.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
5.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flu Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
6.0-9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
10.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dyskinesia Incidence:
18.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Azilect 0.5mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Severe Lifestyle Interaction
Tyramine-containing foods and Azilect 0.5mg Tablet(Rasagiline)
Tyramine-containing foods and Monoamine oxidase inhibitors(Rasagiline)
Avoid foods and beverages containing tyramine while taking this medicine. The following foods can cause sudden blood pressure increases and should also be avoided: aged cheese; yeast extract; protein extract; soy sauce; fava bean or broad bean pods; smoked meats; pickled meats; smoked poultry; pickled poultry; smoked fish (lox, smoked salmon); pickled fish (pickled herring); fermented sausage (bologna, pepperoni, salami, summer sausage); bananas; avocados; any over-ripe fruit. Selegiline products have specific guidelines. Dietary and beverage restrictions should continue for at least 2 weeks after stopping this medicine.
Severe Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Azilect 0.5mg Tablet(Rasagiline)
Alcohol and Monoamine oxidase inhibitors(Rasagiline)
Alcohol interactions with this medicine can be serious and may cause increased sedation, increased blood pressure ('hypertensive crisis') or other side effects. Ask your health care provider for a list of items to avoid. You must adhere to all dietary restrictions. Alcoholic beverages to avoid include beer; wine; sherry; hard liquor; or liqueurs. Dietary and beverage restrictions should continue for at least 2 weeks after stopping this medicine.
Severe Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Azilect 0.5mg Tablet(Rasagiline)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Monoamine oxidase inhibitors(Rasagiline)
Do not take this medicine with caffeine-containing dietary supplements, medicines, foods or beverages without talking to your health care provider. Food, medicine, and dietary interactions can be serious. Rapid heartbeats or serious increases in blood pressure, known as "hypertensive crisis", may occur. Try to avoid or limit the intake of all items containing caffeine such as tea, coffee, chocolate, and cola. Do not take nonprescription medicines that contain Caffeine, like "stay awake" or weight loss products, including herbal diet aids. Caffeine restrictions should continue for at least 1 to 2 weeks after stopping this medicine.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Food and Azilect 0.5mg Tablet(Rasagiline)
Food and Rasagiline(Rasagiline)
Food interactions with Rasagiline are usually not serious. However, it is possible to develop increased blood pressure ('hypertensive crisis') or other effects when eating certain foods, such as aged cheese, while taking Rasagiline. Contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible if you experience a severe headache, shortness of breath, severe sweating, chest pain or other unusual symptoms while take Rasagiline.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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