Riluzole

 
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Without a Script

Riluzole helps to slow down the worsening of this disease and prolong survival.
Riluzole is prescribed to treat a certain type of nerve disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease).
Riluzole is not a cure for ALS, and it does not reverse nerve damage or muscle weakness.
Riluzole is thought to work by protecting the nerves in the brain and spinal cord from too much of a natural substance called glutamate that may be part of the cause of nerve damage.
Riluzole slows down the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Side Effects

Riluzole side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- breathing problems;
- Chills;
- Cough;
- Dark urine;
- Diarrhea;
- diarrhea;
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;
- fever, chills or infection;
- Fever;
- increased blood pressure;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Lightheadedness;
- Loss of appetite;
- nausea, vomiting;
- Nausea;
- Numbness/tingling around the mouth;
- Persistent nausea/vomiting;
- Persistent sore throat;
- Rash;
- Severe dizziness;
- Severe stomach/abdominal pain;
- Signs of infection;
- Stomach pain;
- stomach pain;
- tingling, pricking, or burning sensation around the mouth;
- Tiredness;
- Trouble breathing;
- Vomiting;
- weak or tired;
- Yellowing eyes/skin;
- yellowing of the skin or eyes;

Contraindications

Riluzole is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to riluzole, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- breast-feeding;
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- if you are allergic to riluzole;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have kidney disease;
- if you have liver disease;

Interactions

Do not take Riluzole with any of the following drugs:
- Allopurinol;
- amitriptyline;
- barbiturate, like phenobarbital;
- Caffeine;
- carbamazepine;
- certain antibiotics called quinolones;
- Drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove riluzole from your body;
- Methyldopa;
- omeprazole;
- Other drugs that may cause liver problems;
- phenacetin;
- Quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin;
- Rifampin;
- sulfasalazine;
- Tacrine;
- theophylline;
Without Prescription (2017)