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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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. Jeffrey Stevens
9 doctors shared insights

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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Riluzole (Definition)

Riluzole is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more