Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Rilutek

Descriptions


Riluzole is used to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Riluzole is not a cure for ALS, but it may extend survival for patients in the early stages of the disease or extend the time until a tracheostomy (breathing tube in the throat) is needed.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet