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Rasalect 0.5mg Tablet

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Rasalect 0.5 MG Description

Rasalect 0.5 tablet is used in adults for the management of Parkinson's disease. It contains rasagiline as its active component. Parkinson's disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes shakin

ess, muscle stiffness and slowing of movement. This medicine should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Before starting Rasalect 0.5 tablet, inform your doctor if you are pregnant/breastfeeding and about your complete medical history.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹93.50
You Save₹16.50 (15% on MRP)
ContainsRasagiline(0.5 Mg)
UsesParkinson's disease
Side effectsHeadache, involuntary movements
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Uses of Rasalect 0.5 MG

For the treatment of signs & symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Contraindications of Rasalect 0.5 MG

  • If you are allergic to rasagiline or any of the other ingredients of Rasalect 0.5 tablet.
  • If you have problems with your liver.
  • If you are taking medicines like monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (used in psychiatric illnesses) or pethidine (used to treat pain). If you are not sure what these medicines are, please confirm with...
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Side effects of Rasalect 0.5 MG

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Fever
  • Dry mouth
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weakness
  • Involuntary movements

Precautions and Warnings of Rasalect 0.5 MG



Can I take Rasalect 0.5 tablet during pregnancy?
  • Due to lack of safety information, it is preferable to avoid the use of this medicine during pregnancy.
  • If you are pregnant or think you may be or are planning for a baby, you should consult your doctor before starting this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Rasalect 0.5 tablet while breastfeeding?
Consult your doctor before taking Rasalect 0.5 tablet while breastfeeding as it is unknown if rasagiline passes into breast milk.


Can I drive if I have consumed Rasalect 0.5 tablet?
Rasalect 0.5 tablet may cause sleepiness or sudden sleep episodes. Avoid driving if you experience any such side effects after taking this medicine that may affect your ability to drive safely.


Can I consume alcohol with Rasalect 0.5 tablet?
Avoid consuming alcohol with this medicine, as it may worsen the side effects of this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You suffer from any liver disease.
  • You are taking any other medicines for treating other health disorders.
  • You notice any suspicious changes in your skin.
  • You develop unusual symptoms and behaviour like compulsions, obsessive thoughts, addictive gambling, excessive spending, impulsive behaviour, an abnormally high sex drive or an increase in sexual thou...
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  • This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.

Directions for Use of Rasalect 0.5 MG

  • Rasalect 0.5 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Storage and disposal of Rasalect 0.5 MG

  • Store in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.

Dosage of Rasalect 0.5 MG


Seek urgent medical attention in case of an overdose.

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember.
  • However, if it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Mode of Action of Rasalect 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

  • Rasagiline is a monoamine oxidase B inhibitor that prevents the action of the chemical monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B).
  • In the brain, a chemical called dopamine is broken down by MAO-B.
  • Dopamine plays a role in movement coordination and control in the brain.
  • Rasagiline works by increasing the levels of dopamine in the parts of the brain responsible for controlling movement and coordination.
  • This helps to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as stiffness, shakiness, and slowness of movement.

Interactions of Rasalect 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Rasalect 0.5 tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat bacterial infections (ciprofloxacin) or other medicines used in Parkinson's disease (entacapone).
  • Rasalect 0.5 tablet should not be used simultaneously along with other MAO inhibitors like isocarboxazid, selegiline (used in psychiatric illnesses), and pethidine (used to treat pain).
  • The concomitant use of this medicine with sympathomimetics like ephedrine or pseudoephedrine (such as those present in nasal and oral decongestants or cold medicinal products) and dextromethorphan (co...
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  • Concomitant use along with fluoxetine or fluvoxamine (used to manage depression and Parkinson's disease) should be avoided.

Content Details


Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What is Rasalect 0.5 tablet used for?

A: Rasalect 0.5 tablet is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Q: What is the composition of Rasalect 0.5 tablet?

A: Rasalect 0.5 tablet contains rasagiline as its main component.

Q: Is Rasalect 0.5 tablet an antibiotic?

A: No, Rasalect 0.5 tablet is not an antibiotic medicine, it is an anti-Parkinsonian medication.

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Last Updated on: 29 July 2022 | 5:55 PM (IST)
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