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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Riluzole (Overview)

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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
10 doctors shared insights

Riluzole (Overview)

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


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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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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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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)?

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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Rilutek (Definition)

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