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Old 06-23-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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Azilect

We went to see a new movement disorder specialist
here in town and he put my husband on Azilect. He
said it's supposed to slow the progression of PD. He
has only been on it a week so we can't really tell any
difference yet. Is anyone else on Azilect? Thanks

 
Old 06-23-2008, 06:02 PM   #2
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Re: Azilect

I have Parkinsons and have been on Azilect for a year. I don't know whether I would be worse without it, but believe that it is helpful for slowing PD. Be sure that you read the literature on it because it can cause problems with certain foods and medications.

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:05 PM   #3
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Re: Azilect

I've been on Azilect about five months. I can't tell if it does anything except take a bite out of the pocketbook ($50 copay) but the literature is promising so I'll stick with it for now.

 
Old 06-30-2008, 05:43 PM   #4
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Re: Azilect

Is anyone being prescribed Azilect since the news came out on June 16th?

 
Old 07-09-2008, 12:48 PM   #5
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Re: Azilect

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Is anyone being prescribed Azilect since the news came out on June 16th?

My Dr also put me on Azilect, I have chosen to go on LDN - Low Dose Naltrone instead. There is some promising research done on it....check it out!

 
Old 07-10-2008, 08:48 AM   #6
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Re: Azilect

He was actually given the prescription on June 16th.
We haven't heard anything in the news.

 
Old 09-08-2008, 10:39 PM   #7
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Re: Azilect

My husband takes it in addition to Sinemet. He was actually in a PD study group, which lead him to taking the Azilect, in addition to the Sinemet.

Have you seen an improvement taking it? My husband has improved.

Good luck.

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Old 09-16-2008, 01:07 PM   #8
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My husband has been taking the Azilect for about 3 months now.
I don't know if it's our imagination or wishful thinking, but I see
an improvement and so does he. He says he feels better in general,
and he seems a little more like his "old self" to me. He also seems
to think that it has helped his depression.

 
Old 09-20-2008, 01:52 PM   #9
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Re: Azilect

What dose is he taking? I've been on .5mg 1/d for about 8 months. Can't say for sure that its helped one way or the other but I've been stable for this time. (I also take 1mg 3/d of Requip)

 
Old 11-24-2008, 07:36 PM   #10
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Re: Azilect

I've been on 1mg Azilect, 2 50/200 Sinemet CRs, & 3 3mg Requips daily for over 1 1/2 yrs. My tremor problem has improved a great deal.

 
Old 02-10-2009, 12:51 PM   #11
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Re: Azilect

My spouse started on Sinemet the day after his diagnosis, and Azilect a few days after that. I can see the expression on his face returning and he called me a couple of times during the day saying he had not felt like this (good) in years. I only wish I were a medical professional and could have helped him get to the Neurologist sooner since he has almost all symptoms but no visible tremors.

But so far so good. He has another appointment tomorrow. Rose, there is news that Azilect may help slow the progession of Parkinson's. But I admit that in the frame of mind that we are now, (diagnosed only 2 weeks ago) that we would be grasping at whatever therapy which claimed to slow the progression of Parkinson's. But the trial on Azilect I'm making reference to was done internationally I do believe. I have a link if you want it.

 
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