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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Rilutek (Overview)

Rilutek is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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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?

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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Rilutek (Overview)

Rilutek is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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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 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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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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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?

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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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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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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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?

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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Riluzole (Definition)

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