Rasagiline is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, or Parkinson-like symptoms such as tremor, shakiness, stiffness and difficulty moving.
Rasagiline can be used on its own in early Parkinson’s when your motor symptoms are controlled and mild. It is also used alongside other treatments which contain a medicine called levodopa. When a dose of levodopa starts to wear off, the symptoms of Parkinson's disease can return. This is known as an 'end-of-dose fluctuation'. Taking rasagiline helps to prevent this problem.
Rasagiline belongs to a group of medicines called MAO-B inhibitors. MAO-B is an enzyme that breaks down dopamine. Rasagiline works by stopping this enzyme so that more dopamine becomes available to treat your symptoms. Read more about medicines for Parkinson's.