Rilutek is a brand name of a medication that treats amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is a degenerative disease of the brain and spinal cord that causes muscle weakness.
While not a cure, doctors prescribe Rilutek to prolong the life of ALS patients by an average time of about three months.
Although it is not fully understood how Rilutek works, it is thought to act by blocking the action of glutamate, which is a natural body chemical involved in the death of the nerve cells. Rilutek may help prevent further damage to nerve cells.
The recommended dose is one tablet (50mg) taken orally every 12 hours. You should take Rilutek one hour before meals or two hours after meals. It is very important to take this medicine continuously, at the same time of the day.
These may not be all the side effects of Rilutek 50mg.
Do not take Rilutek if you have liver problems or if you have an allergy or sensitivity to any of tablet ingredients.
If you are or think you are pregnant do not use this medication. Do not use Rilutek if you are breastfeeding.
It is important to keep Rilutek out of the reach of children. This medication can be stored at room temperature, away from bright light.
ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is a progressive disease where certain nerve cells that control your muscles slowly die. These nerve cells are called motor neurons and they control the muscles that allow you to move the parts of your body. This eventually affects chewing, swallowing, speaking and breathing. ALS is also called Lou Gehrig's disease after a famous baseball player who had the disease. ALS often starts in the hands, feet or limbs, and then spreads to other parts of your body. Symptoms may include difficulty walking or doing your normal daily activities, tripping and falling, leg weakness, hand weakness, slurred speech, trouble swallowing, muscle cramps, twitching and difficulty keeping good posture. As the disease progresses, you will find it more difficult to walk and move around without support or help. You will feel shortness of breath after doing very little. ALS is progressive and does not go into remission. It is terminal, usually within two to five years after diagnosis, although some people have lived with ALS for ten years or longer. Treatments can't reverse the damage of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but they can slow the progression of symptoms, prevent complications and make you more comfortable and independent.
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