Rasagiline is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor and it is not known exactly how it works however it is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson disease. It is thought that it may help to increase a substance in the brain that affects body motor function.
Check with your physician about the consumption of alcohol as it may increase the side effects of the drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.
I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.
Do not use this drug if allergic to any of the ingredients, you have taken fluoetine in the last 35 days, you are taking a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, if you are taking an anorexiant, whether you will be using certain anesthesia or having elective surgery within 14 days, have moderate to severe liver problems or if you have certain adrenal gland problems. Consult with your physician before starting the drug if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast feeding, taking any drug, herbal or dietary supplement, have allergies, history of skin cancer, uncontrolled muscle movements of the face or tongue, history of liver problems or low blood pressure.
Less serious side effects are diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, flu symptoms, headache, joint pain, lightheaded, sleeplessness, stomach upset or stuffy nose. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions, black or bloody stools, blood in the urine, blurred vision, changes in libido, chest pain, confusion, depression, enlarged pupils, fast irregular heartbeat, fever, hallucinations, hyperactivity, numbness or tingling of the hands or feet, one side weakness, seizures, light sensitive, severe headache, skin changes, sore or stiff neck, tremor, trouble thinking or walking, nausea, vomiting, sweating, vision or speech problems. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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