Proper Use

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The absorption of rasagiline is not affected by food, so this drug can be taken with or without food .

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For treatment of Parkinson's disease:
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):

      For rasagiline alone:

      • Adults—1 milligram (mg) once a day
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor

      For rasagiline with levodopa:

      • Adults—At first, 0.5 mg once a day. Your doctor may increase your rasagiline dose to 1 mg once a day .
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.