Rasagiline Torrent 1 Mg Tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. - This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
If you get any side effects, talk your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
1. What Rasagiline Torrent is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Rasagiline Torrent
3. How to take Rasagiline Torrent
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Rasagiline Torrent
6. Contents of the pack and other information
should wait at least 14 days after stopping Rasagiline treatment.
Tell your doctor if you or your family/carer notices that you are developing unusual behaviours where you cannot resist the impulse, urges or cravings to carry out certain harmful or detrimental activities to yourself or others. These are called impulse control disorders. In patients taking rasagiline and/or other medications used to treat Parkinson’s disease, behaviours such as compulsions, obsessive thoughts, addictive gambling, excessive spending, impulsive behaviour and an abnormally high sex drive or an increase in sexual thoughts or feelings have been observed. Your doctor may need to adjust or stop your dose.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
No studies on the effects on the ability to drive and use machines haveL been performed. Ask your doctor for advice prior to driving or using machines.
Rasagiline is used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. It can be used together with or without Levodopa (another medicine that is used to treat Parkinson’s disease).
With Parkinson’s disease, there is a loss of cells that produce dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain involved in movement control. Rasagiline helps to increase and sustain levels of dopamine in the brain.
if you are allergic to rasagiline or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6). if you have severe liver problems.
Do not take the following medicines while taking Rasagiline:
monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (e.g. for treatment of depression or Parkinson’s disease, or used for any other indication), including medicinal and natural products without prescription e.g. St. John's Wort, pethidine (a strong pain killer).
You must wait at least 14 days after stopping Rasagiline treatment and starting treatment with MAO inhibitors or pethidine.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Rasagiline
if you have mild to moderate liver problems
- You should speak with your doctor about any suspicious skin changes.
Rasagiline is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines or if you are smoking or intend to stop smoking.
Ask vour doctor for advice before taking any of the following medicines together with Rasagiline:
Certain antidepressants (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, tricyclic or tetracyclic antidepressants)
- the antibiotic ciprofloxacin used against infections
- the cough suppressant dextromethorphan sympathomimetics such as those present in eye drops, nasal and oral decongestants and cold medicine containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine
The use of Rasagiline together with the antidepressants containing fluoxetine or fluvoxamine should be avoided.
If you are starting treatment with Rasagiline, you should wait at least 5 weeks after stopping fluoxetine treatment.
If you are starting treatment with fluoxetine or fluvoxamine, you
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose of Rasagiline is 1 tablet of 1 mg once daily. Oral use.
Rasagiline may be taken with or without food.
If you think that you may have taken too many Rasagiline tablets, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Take the Rasagiline carton with you to show the doctor or pharmacist.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take the next dose normally, when it is time to take it.
If you stop taking Rasagiline
Do not stop taking Rasagiline without first talking to your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects have been reported in placebo controlled clinical trials:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people) abnormal movements (dyskinesia) headache
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people): abdominal pain
- fall allergy
- flu (influenza)
general feeling of being unwell (malaise) neck pain
chest pain (angina pectoris)
low blood pressure when rising to a standing position with
symptoms like dizziness/light-headedness (orthostatic
nausea and vomiting
abnormal results of blood tests (leucopenia) joint pain (arthralgia) musculoskeletal pain joint inflammation (arthritis)
numbness and muscle weakness of the hand (carpal tunnel
difficulty in muscular coordination (balance disorder)
prolonged muscle contractions (dystonia)
runny nose (rhinitis)
irritation of the skin (dermatitis)
bloodshot eyes (conjunctivitis) urinary urgency
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people): stroke (cerebrovascular accident) heart attack (myocardial infarction) blistering rash (vesiculobullous rash)
In addition, skin cancer was reported in around 1% of patients in the placebo controlled clinical trials. Nevertheless, scientific evidence suggests that Parkinson’s disease, and not any medicine in particular, is associated with a higher risk of skin cancer (not exclusively melanoma). You should speak with your doctor about any suspicious skin changes.
Parkinson's disease is associated with symptoms of hallucinations and confusion.
In post marketing experience these symptoms have also been observed in Parkinson's disease patients treated with Rasagiline.
There have been cases of patients who, while taking one or more medications for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, were unable to resist the impulse, drive or temptation to perform an action that could be harmful to themselves or others. These are called impulse control disorders. In patients taking Rasagiline and/or other medications used to treat Parkinson’s disease, the following have been observed: Obsessive thoughts or impulsive behaviour.
Strong impulse to gamble excessively despite serious personal or family consequences.
- Altered or increased sexual interest and behaviour of significant concern to you or to others, for example, an increased sexual drive.
Uncontrollable excessive shopping or spending.
Tell your doctor if you experience any of these behaviours; they will discuss ways of managing or reducing the symptoms.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the national reporting system Yellow Card Scheme; Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Pack sizes of 30,100 tablets in tablet containers with child-resistant screw caps containing desiccant (silica gel). The desiccant, used to keep the tablets dry, should not be swallowed.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Torrent Pharma (UK) Ltd.
Unit 4, Charlwood Court,
County Oak Way,
West Sussex RH11 7XA United Kingdom
Iberfar, Industria Farmaceutica, S.A.
R. Consiglieri Pedroso, n.° 121-123, Queluz de Baixo
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton, bottle or blister. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
- The active substance is rasagiline. Each tablet contains 1 mg rasagiline (as rasagiline tartrate).
- The other ingredients are Cellulose, Microcrystalline; Maize starch; Starch, Pregalatinised (from maize); Talc; Sodium Stearyl Fumarate.
Rasagiline tablets are presented as white to off-white, round, flat, bevelled tablets (6.5 mm).
Pack sizes of 7,10,14, 20, 28, 30, 40, 42, 50, 56, 60, 70, 80, 84, 90, 98,100,112 tablets in blisters