Rilutek (riluzole) and support
The only medication that has been fda
approved for motor neuron disease
is rilutek- it is expensive, but does show a clearly prolonged lifespan.
One critical aspect to care of patients with motor neuron disease is enrollment in a multidisciplinary clinic, where the many needs (dietary, pulmonary, speech, mobility, etc.) of these patients can be addressed in a comprehensive manner.