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How effective is riluzole at treating ALS?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Riluzole efficacy

Some people respond better to riluzole than others, but most neurologists agree that riluzole delays progression of ALS by a few months compared to not treating with riluzole.

In brief: Riluzole efficacy

Some people respond better to riluzole than others, but most neurologists agree that riluzole delays progression of ALS by a few months compared to not treating with riluzole.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Somewhat

We know it delays need for tracheostomy, but does NOT improve strength or mobility.
Certainly not a cure, but sole drug approved by FDA currently on market.

In brief: Somewhat

We know it delays need for tracheostomy, but does NOT improve strength or mobility.
Certainly not a cure, but sole drug approved by FDA currently on market.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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