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does glutamic acid good for als?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not at all: Quite the reverse, as many recommended meds are designed to inhibit glutamate responses. Regardless, the sole approved drug, Riluzole merely delays intubation, and is otherwise disappointing. Do not look for alternative therapies, they do not exist here in this very discouraging disorder.

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Last updated Jul 1, 2014

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