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What dosages is riluzole available in?

What dosages is riluzole available in?

riluzole is available as a 50 mg oral tablet.

What is riluzole used for?

What is riluzole used for?

riluzole is a glutamate antagonist and is used to treat myotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

How does riluzole work?

How does riluzole work?

riluzole is a glutamate antagonist. It lowers the amount of a chemical called glutamate that’s released in the body. We don’t know what specifically causes ALS, but it’s thought to involve nerve damage from high glutamate levels in the brain and spinal cord. By lowering the amount of glutamate released in the body, riluzole (riluzole) helps to slow down nerve damage and worsening of ALS symptoms, such as muscle weakness.

How do I take riluzole?

How do I take riluzole?

riluzole is typically taken as 50 mg by mouth every 12 hours.

Is it safe for me to take riluzole?

Is it safe for me to take riluzole?

riluzole is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

riluzole Common Side Effects

riluzole Common Side Effects

Common side effects of riluzole:

  • Mouth numbness
  • Body weakness or lack of energy
  • Nausea
  • Breathing problems (shortness of breath, wheezing, inability to catch your breath)
  • Stomach pain
  • Higher blood pressure
riluzole Serious Side Effects

riluzole Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with riluzole. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Liver problems: stomach pain, dark urine, yellowing of your skin or eyes
  • Low white blood cells: getting infections, fevers, or sore throat often, feeling extremely tired Breathing problems: dry cough, fast or shallow breathing, shortness of breath
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on riluzole

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on riluzole

The following medications may interact with riluzole:

  • Strong to moderate CYP1A2 inhibitors: Coadministration may increase
  • riluzole-associated adverse reactions.
  • Strong to moderate CYP1A2 inducers: Coadministration may result in decreased efficacy
  • Hepatotoxic drugs: riluzole-treated patients that take other hepatotoxic drugs may be at increased risk for hepatotoxicity
Who makes riluzole?

Who makes riluzole?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is riluzole safe in pregnancy?

Is riluzole safe in pregnancy?

Based on animal data, riluzole may cause fetal harm. You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are pregnant. riluzole should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.


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