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My father taking the following medicines can you tell me the ailments related to the medicines or for what problems the medicines were prescribed.
Rasalect 0.5mg
zolfresh 5mg

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Thank you for using Doctor Spring for posting your query. 1. Rasalect is a tablet containing the chemical compound Rasagiline. It is used to treat Parkinson Disease. Parkinson disease is a common neurological disease usually affecting those aged 60 years and above. It is characterised by slowness of movements, fine shaking of hands at rest, difficulty walking, constipation, depression etc. 2. Lesuride contains Levosulpiride which is commonly used as a prokinetic agent, that is increases the movements of the gut and fastens movement of food from the stomach. It is usually used in constipation predominant-Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It can also be used in anxiety disorders, etc. 3. Cremalax is a laxative containing Lactulose. This is used for constipation. 4. Zolfresh contains Zolpidem which is a sedative. It is given to persons suffering from sleeplessness. Conclusion- It appears that your father may be having Parkinson Disease for which he is taking Rasalect 0.5mg. since Parkinsons commonly causes constipation, he has been prescribed Lesuride and Cremalax. Zolpidem 5mg is to treat his sleeplessness. I hope this helps. Feel free to ask follow ups. Thank you.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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