Safinamide (xadago)


#1

i have just been reading instructions of safinamide that you are not allowed to take with rasagiline this being the generic drug for azilect.! I have just email the company who make drug so i am waiting for response,if pduk have any info on this it would be appreciated .thank you 


#2

Hi Gus,

I think the reason they say don't take Rasagiline as well, is because Safinamide is a similar drug and does the same job, but much better. No need to take both........could be wrong though. Just had a quick Google and that's my understanding.

Good luck anyway and keep us posted on the results.

Twinks.


#3

Hi gus,

I'm just checking this with our Nurse Advisors, to see if they have any info on this. I'll let you know when I've heard back.

Thanks,

Joanne - Digital team. 


#4

Hi gus,

Me again! I've checked and one of our Nurses has said that Safinamide is in the same drug class as Rasagiline (MAOB-Inhibitors) and they should not be taken together.

They have also passed information from this article when Safinamide was launched: http://www.mims.co.uk/cautious-welcome-new-parkinsons-drug-safinamide/neurology/article/1395456

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Joanne 


#5
So would you say safinamide is better than azilect (rasagiline.) I take azilect with entacphone get a bit dyskinesa

#6
Well i think i will give it ago. They say start of on 50mg and if tolerated go up to 100mg after two weeks then i can introduce entacphone again and hopefully take less or same but not get dyskinesa. Well i will let you know how i get on.thanks guys just thought I'd might be able to take both and feel like superman

#7
Well picked them start tomorrow let you know how i get on. When ordering safinamide they go by the name Xadago. Thanks