Rasagiline Mesylate is a monoamine oxidase is an enzyme that breaks down serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, and tyramine. These chemicals serve as neurotransmitters. The mentioned ingredient is monoamine oxidase inhibitors inhibit enzymes resulting in increased levels of the chemicals normally broken down by MAO-A or MAO-B. This medicine inhibits MAO-B, which works by inhibiting MAO-B. It leads to reduction in the breakdown of dopamine. Due to this, it results in increased levels of dopamine in the brain that alleviates the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Class of Drugs – Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Molecular Formula – C13H17NO3S
Molecular Weight - 267.35 g/mol
Working: This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as MAO inhibitors. It is believed that it works by increasing the levels of certain natural substances in the brain for instance dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin. Considerable fall in dopamine in the brain results in the condition of Parkinson's disease.
Uses: This tablet can be used with other medications like levodopa/carbidopa to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Rasagiline Mesylate also helps to improve symptoms such as shakiness, stiffness, and difficulty moving. It can be used to reduce the amount of "off" time i.e. periods of slow movement or stiffness.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Given medicine is available in conventional tablet form. It is offered in a popular brand as mentioned below:
- Azilect: 0.5 mg and 1 mg
Rasagiline Mesylate should be administered exactly as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor.