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My mother suffering from asl the doctor prescribed her riluzole. Is there's any medicine coming up for this disease if there's an please where?

My mother suffering from asl the doctor prescribed her riluzole. Is there's any medicine coming up for this disease if there's an please where?

Still research: The cure to ALS is still elusive, and other than riluzole, there is no marketed product. Some theoretical benefit to perhaps blocking glutamate, and some doctors add Gabapentin and memantine, but little proof of value. Could consider trying Alpha lipoid acid, phosphatidyl serine, or even n-acetyl cysteine. Would contact major medical school centers such as mayo, johns hopkins to join research. ...Read more

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My mother suffering from asl the doctor prescribed her a riluzole is there's any medicine coming up for this disease please let me know what and where?

My mother suffering from asl the doctor prescribed her a riluzole is there's any medicine coming up for this disease please let me know what and where?

There had been some: Research on lithium but last I checked, it had disappointing results. I am not aware of anything else in the works. I'd consider researching on the internet if there are any clinical trials pending and if she can enroll. My only disclaimer is that if she enrolls in a clinical trial, her treatment will be experiment or she may be in a placebo group. ...Read more

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Hi, my uncle is suffering from ALS and the doctor has prescribed riluzole 100mg which I am not getting. Please tell me from where I could buy this?

Prescription: Riluzole or Rilutek (riluzole) is available only by prescription, and is only for use in als. It improves quality of life by delaying the need for ventilator support. It is available at any pharmacy. Some pharmacies may have difficulty getting reimbursed for the drug due to insurance denials. In that event, your doctor's office may have assistance programs to help cover the cost of the drug. ...Read more

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What is Rilutek (riluzole)?

Rilutek (riluzole): Is a drug used to treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It is one of Benzothiazole class of drugs. ...Read more

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Who should not use Rilutek (riluzole)?

Rilutek (riluzole): "ILUTEK is contraindicated in patients who have a history of severe hypersensitivity reactions to riluzole or any of the tablet components." See: http://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=e49d207d-8e32-4183-94ba-cd264f124090 ...Read more

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What are side effects of riluzole?

Riluzole: Nausea & fatigue are common side-effects.

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What are some side effects of riluzole?

Riluzole: Nausea & fatigue are common side-effects.

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What side effects are associated with Rilutek (riluzole)?

Rilutek (riluzole): Some are dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, tingling around mouth, and rarely signs of infection & liver problems. ...Read more

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How effective is riluzole (Rilutek) for treating Lou Gehrig's disease?

Not very: Unfortunately, the sole drug ever shown to benefit ALS, merely delays need for a tracheostomy and this would suggest some mediocre disease control only. ...Read more

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There any experience taking riluzole for ocd?

Riluzole: Brand name rilutek, (riluzole) is used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It has been shown to benefit mood disorders, generalized anxiety do & ocd. However, the daily cost of Rilutek (riluzole) being used twice daily, is @ 10-15 dollars. ...Read more

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How effective is riluzole at treating ALS?

How effective is riluzole at treating ALS?

Riluzole for ALS: Riluzole only slows the progression of ALS but does not cure it. There is no cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and there is only one approved medicine to treat the disease is Riluzole. Unfortunately, it has no lasting effect. ...Read more

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Can Dilantin be take with riluzole?

Dilantin: I can think of no contraindication, but consult your neurologist to be on safe side. ...Read more

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My sister is a patient of als, she is taking rilutek (riluzole) tablet. Is there any other treatment of this disease?

Unfortunately no: Due to concern regarding glutamate toxicity, other meds have been added on occasion, such as gabapentin, memantine, Lyrica, (pregabalin) but little proof these provide additional value to the riluzole, which remains the main FDA approved chemical. Just a theoretical long-shot, and not researched at all, but the medical food MetanX and vitamin D-3 supplements might be considered. ...Read more

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My grandma has ALS. She can't clearly talk and walk. She has started taking Rilutek (riluzole).for how long will this medicine delay the progess of this desease?

My grandma has ALS. She can't clearly talk and walk. She has started taking Rilutek (riluzole).for how long will this medicine delay the progess of this desease?

It varies: As long as her system can tolerate it she will takes it until the end or until it stops helping. I'm not sure when that will happen. I am so sorry for you guys. Good luck ...Read more

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What is Sudogest prescribed to treat?

What is Sudogest prescribed to treat?

Pseudoehedrine: It is a brand name for a drug which is a nasal decongestant. If you have a stuffy nose from a cold or allergies this will help loosen up the mucus and help you decongest your nose and sinuses as opposed to antihistamines that will thicken up the mucus when you have a "runny" nose. Why you take a medicine that contains both of them together is totally beyond logic! ...Read more

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What is lithium? What is it prescribed?

What is lithium? What is it prescribed?

An element: Lithium is a very simple compound, it is an element, #3 on the periodic table. It is was really the first psychiatric drug that we had. It is typically prescribed now for bipolar disorder, where patients have depressive and manic (elevated mood) episodes. However, lithium also is a good antidepressant in itself and is often added for major depression, and it has been proven to reduce suicide. ...Read more

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When is maxalon prescribed?

When is maxalon prescribed?

Aid gastric emptying: Metoclopramide (maxalon U.K., Reglan (metoclopramide) in U.S.) is a type of medication called a prokinetic agent, which works by speeding the movement of food through the stomach and intestines. Originally it was prescribed for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is also used in diabetic gastroparesis to help the stomach to empty. ...Read more

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What is syndol prescribed for?

What is syndol prescribed for?

Syndol: For short-term treatment of pain. Contains Paracetamol, codeine, Doxylamine & Caffeine. ...Read more

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What is intuniv prescribed for?

ADHD: Intuniv the the brand name for a long-acting version of a medicine called Guanfacine and is approved for the treatment of adhd in children and adolescents. It's reputed major advantage is once-a-day dosing, rather than 2-3 doses needed with guanfacine, as well as lower likelihood of sedation, a common side effect with guanfacine. It works in about 40-45% of individuals with adhd. ...Read more

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What is oxycontin prescribed for?

What is oxycontin prescribed for?

Pain: Moderate to severe pain, post trauma and or for chronic neuromuscular pain. ...Read more

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What is propranolol prescribed for?

What is propranolol prescribed for?

Inderal (propranolol): For hypertension, anxiety/panic, angina, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, essential tremor, prophylaxis of migraine or cluster headaches, tension headache, akathisias from antipsychotic medications, aggresion in brain injuries, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read more

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What is hydroxyzine prescribed for?

What is hydroxyzine prescribed for?

Usually itching: It is a first generation antihistamine so sedation is common, but it works well for allergy symptoms, itching, and hives. ...Read more

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What are common diuretics prescribed?

What are common diuretics prescribed?

In the US…: The two most commonly prescribed diuretics in the United States are Furosemide (lasix) and hydrochlorothiazide. Generally speaking, hydrochlorothiazide is used more for blood pressure control and Lasix (furosemide) is used more for treatment of congestive heart failure. Chlorthalidone, Bumetanide and torsemide also have important roles to play in my practice. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene-n prescribed for?

What is propoxyphene-n prescribed for?

Pain: Propoxyphene is the chemical in an old pain medication called Darvocet. It is no longer on the market due to fatal side effects, and the pills you might have found are too old and dangerous to take. Do not flush into public water supply, empty bottle into trash or take to pharmacy for disposal. ...Read more

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