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ARAVON TABLET

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Overview

Introduction

ARAVON TABLET is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (a nervous system disease that weakens the muscles and impairs physical functions). It is an antioxidant which slows down nerve damage and prevents further progression of the disease.

ARAVON TABLET may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

If you miss any doses, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is time for your next scheduled dose, take it as per the regular time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose as it will only cause undesired side effects.

Some of the common side effects that may be seen with this medicine include headache, bruising, and walking difficulties. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you. You should inform the doctor if you develop any allergic reactions like itching, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, after taking the medication as these require immediate medical attention.

Side effects of Aravon Tablet

Common
  • Headache
  • Bruise
  • Walking difficulties
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Aravon Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. ARAVON TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aravon Tablet works

ARAVON TABLET is an antioxidant. It has nootropic (enrichment of nerves) and neuroprotective properties. It works by slowing the nerve damage caused by harmful chemicals (free radicals). This delays the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) symptoms by reducing the oxidative stress (an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants) in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with ARAVON TABLET. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
ARAVON TABLET may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of ARAVON TABLET during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether ARAVON TABLET alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of ARAVON TABLET in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
ARAVON TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of ARAVON TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of ARAVON TABLET in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • ARAVON TABLET slows decline of physical function and helps relieve symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) such as muscle cramps and fatigue.
  • It takes about 60 minutes to receive a full dose of ARAVON TABLET.
  • Wear relaxed, loose-fitting clothing and keep yourself hydrated when treated with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor immediately  if you experience itching, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, breathing problems or have trouble swallowing after receiving this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a known allergy to sulfa drugs.

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FAQs

Q. Can ALS be prevented?

There are no studies to support if ALS can be prevented or not. However, one can reduce the possibility of acquiring the disease by knowing various risk factors. The risk factors associated with ALS include smoking and exposure to pesticides and insecticides. In addition to that, another report suggests that people who have served in the military can also have high risks of developing ALS.

Q. Who is more likely to get affected by ALS? Is it age or gender specific?

Caucasians and non-Hispanics are most likely to develop the disease. About 5 to 10 percent of all ALS cases are familial, which means that an individual inherits the disease from his or her parents. ALS can strike at any age, symptoms most commonly develop between the ages of 55 and 75. It is slightly more likely to develop in men than in women. However, as we age the difference between men and women disappears. Furthermore, some studies suggest that military veterans are about 1.5 to 2 times more likely to develop ALS because of toxin exposure during warfare.

Q. Why so many veterans and athletes get ALS?

Researchers have suggested that exposure to toxins during warfare, or strenuous physical activity, are possible reasons for why some veterans and athletes may be at increased risk of developing ALS.

Q. What are the early symptoms of ALS?

The early symptoms of ALS include muscle twitches in the arm, leg, shoulder, or tongue, muscle cramps, tight and stiff muscles (spasticity), muscle weakness affecting an arm, a leg, neck or diaphragm, slurred and nasal speech and difficulty in chewing or swallowing. For many individuals the first sign of ALS may appear in the hand or arm as they experience difficulty with simple tasks such as buttoning a shirt, writing, or turning a key in a lock. In other cases, symptoms initially affect one of the legs, and people experience awkwardness when walking or running or they notice that they are tripping or stumbling more often.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking Edaravone?

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to edaravone, any other medications, sodium bisulfite, or any of the ingredients in Aravon injection. If you are taking or planning to take any other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements inform your doctor beforehand. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects. Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had asthma or if you are pregnant or planning to conceive, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while receiving edaravone, call your doctor.

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References
  1. Medscape. Edaravone (Rx). [Accessed 21 May 2019] (online) Available from: External Link
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