Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:43 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:55 PM
I have been taking it for about three years and have had no side effects. i started taking it as the only drug for pd, but it did not help my symptoms. I have decided to continue since it is supposed to slow down disease. I am also taking mirapex and soon will add simnemet.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:32 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:02 PM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:48 AM
Is anyone taking Azilect? What dossage? Any side effects? Any noticeable changes? Does the warning label restrict you from certain foods such as cheese?
I take one tablet of AZILECT (1 MG) once per day. The only other drug I take for PD is SINEMET -- and I take quite a bit of that, day and night. I have not noticed any changes whatsoever since I began taking AZILECT (A). I get no recognizable side effects from (A). If it is helping me in some way, darned if I know how. I'm planning on mentioning this to my doctor next time I'm in. Frankly, I favor coming off of the drug since it doesn't appear to be helping me in any way.
I understand the comments about (A) possibly contributing to a longer period of effectiveness for carbidopa/levadopa, but PWP don't really realize that until they have experienced it. The longevity of C/L may just as well be from bumping up exercise for an extended period of time. Who knows?
My best to you,
Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:17 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:40 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:56 PM
My neurologist wanted to try the Azilect. He prescribed it and I began taking it January 1 of this year. He gave me samples, and I don't remember the dosage, but I know that I started with one pill and moved up to two after a couple of weeks per his advice. I was vacationing away from home most of that month. By the time I returned home, I had terrible dyskinesia. I also was very anxious I had gotten to the point where driving, especially in traffic, was difficult because I had trouble sustaining the correct pressure with my right foot on the accelerator. My gait was also impaired. I saw my neurologist soon upon returning home, and he took me off the Azilect. Since then, I continue to have dyskinesia (although less than that experienced in January) and am now considering DBS. I'm glad to hear that other people have had a positive response, but I certainly did not. Jane
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