Safinamide is used with another medication (levodopa/carbidopa) to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease. It can help improve symptoms such as shakiness, stiffness, and difficulty moving. It can also help reduce the amount of off time (periods of slow movement or stiffness).
Safinamide belongs to a class of drugs known as MAO inhibitors. It works by increasing the levels of certain natural substances in the brain (such as dopamine). Parkinson's disease is thought to be caused by too little dopamine in the brain.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking safinamide and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once