Rilutek Riluzole and/or alternatives
Rilutek 50mgManufacturer: Sanofi Aventis Source Country : New Zealand
Shipped from : New Zealand
Rilutek 50mgManufacturer: Sanofi Aventis Canada Inc Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
Riluzole 50mgGeneric Alternative to Rilutek 50mg
Manufacturer: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
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Description of Rilutek
Rilutek is a benzothiazole, and its active ingredient is Riluzole. The drug is available in the form of oral tablets
Indications & Dosage of Rilutek
Your doctor may ask you to buy Rilutek in order to treat ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It works by reducing glutamate levels in your body. Rilutek is an amino acid which affects the nerves that send messages to the muscles from the brain. A high level of glutamate in patients with ALS can lead to damage of the nerve cells. Rilutek does not cure ALS, neither does it reverse muscle weakness or nerve damage. It can only delay the disease’s progression and prolong a patient’s life.
Your doctor will recommend you to take Rilutek 50mg twice a day at a gap of 12 hours. Higher doses do not improve the effects of the drug, but only increases risks of serious side effects.
You will be advised to take Rilutek one hour before or two hours after food. This is to avoid food-related reduction in bioavailability. Take the tablet with a full glass of water.
Side Effects & Interactions of Rilutek
You may commonly experience these symptoms during Rilutek treatment:
- Spinning sensation, dizziness
- Muscle stiffness
- Drowsiness, weakness, tiredness
- Tingling or numbness in or around the mouth
- Mild nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Runny nose
These are mild side effects of Rilutek and subside on their own as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, it would be better to seek medical attention if any of these become intolerable. Also notify your doctor at once if you experience any serious side effects of the drug. Symptoms of such side effects include:
- Flu symptoms, body aches, chills, fever
- Nausea, low fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, clay-colored stools, dark urine, yellowing of the eyes or skin
- Chest discomfort, difficulty breathing, dry cough
- Cough with green or yellow mucus
- Shortness of breath, stabbing chest pain
Drugs that may interact with Rilutek include:
- ACE inhibitors (e.g. benazepril, quinapril)
- Antibiotics (e.g. ciprofloxacin, erythromycin)
- Antifungal medicines (e.g. fluconazole, itraconazole)
- Cholesterol drugs (e.g. niacin, simvastatin)
- HIV/AIDS medicines (e.g. lamivudine, tenofovir)
- NSAIDs (e.g. naproxen, ibuprofen)
- Anti-seizure drugs (e.g. carbamazepine, phenytoin)
- Cancer medicines
- Tuberculosis drugs
- Contraceptive pills
- Drugs such as acetaminophen, amitriptyline, allopurinol, auranofin, omeprazole, methyldopa, theophylline, sulfasalazine or methotrexate
Warnings & Precautions of Rilutek
Do not buy Rilutek if you have an allergy to it or to any other ingredients in the drug. Special tests and dosage adjustments will be needed if you have liver or kidney disease. Therefore, inform your doctor beforehand if you have any of these conditions. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should also use Rilutek with caution, as its safety for such women and their children has not yet been established.