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Edarkos 1.5mg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Edarkos 1.5mg Injection 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.

Edarkos 1.5mg Injection is administered as an injection under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self administered. It is given in cases where oral administration is not possible. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember.

The most common side effects of this medicine are headache, bruising, and walking difficulties (gait disturbance).  You may also notice some injection site reactions such as pain, redness, or swelling. 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.

Uses of Edarkos Injection

Benefits of Edarkos Injection

In Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease of the nerves that restricts muscle movements and hence affects physical functions of the affected person. Edarkos 1.5mg Injection improves nerve activity and muscle strength. This helps the person to carry out the daily activities like walking, talking, chewing, etc, more conveniently. Hence, the person becomes more confident and this medicine enhances the quality of life.

Side effects of Edarkos Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Edarkos

  • Bruise
  • Walking difficulties
  • Headache
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Edarkos Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Edarkos Injection works

Edarkos 1.5mg Injection 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 Edarkos 1.5mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Edarkos 1.5mg Injection 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 Edarkos 1.5mg Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Edarkos 1.5mg Injection 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 Edarkos 1.5mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Edarkos 1.5mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Edarkos 1.5mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Edarkos 1.5mg Injection in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Edarkos 1.5mg Injection slows decline of physical function and helps relieve symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) such as muscle cramps and fatigue.
  • It is given through a needle into a vein by your healthcare provider.
  • It takes about 60 minutes to receive a full dose of Edarkos 1.5mg Injection.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrazolones Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

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FAQs

Q. What are the side effects of Edarkos 1.5mg Injection?

The most common side effects of Edarkos 1.5mg Injection include confusion, headache, and difficulty in walking. Other uncommon side effects are skin allergy (rash and itching), breathing difficulty, chest tightness, wheezing, coughing (especially in people with asthma), and fungal infections.

Q. How is Edarkos 1.5mg Injection given?

Edarkos 1.5mg Injection injection comes as a solution (liquid) to be injected intravenously (into a vein) over 60 minutes by a health care professional in a doctor's office or medical facility. During the initial stage of treatment, Edarkos 1.5mg Injection is usually given once a day for the first 14 days of a 28-day cycle. After the first cycle, it is given once a day for the first 10 days of a 28-day cycle. Your doctor will decide how often you are to receive Edarkos 1.5mg Injection based on your body's response to this medication.

Q. Can amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) be cured by Edarkos 1.5mg Injection?

Edarkos 1.5mg Injection injection is used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken. Edarkos 1.5mg Injection works by slowing the nerve damage associated with the worsening of ALS symptoms.

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 Edarkos 1.5mg Injection 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.

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.

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