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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Riluzole (Definition)

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


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

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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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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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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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Rilutek (Definition)

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