a side effect of taking Azilect. I started reading more about Azilect and found that many doctors recommend you stop usage for 14 days before any procedure using any anesthetic as the reactions can be deadly and you should never be given Demerol for pain. I am scheduled to see a cardiologist on Monday, so far I have not received any answers from my neurosurgeon or neurologists, not surprising its Friday afternoon! I would also like to know if anyone has quit taking Azilect and how did you do it? Thanks for your help!