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. Rilutor 50mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach. Avoid Rilutor 50mg Tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
Riluzole is not recommended in children below 18 years of age.
Inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems or a low white blood cell count or experience any symptoms such as yellowing of your skin or the white of your eyes (jaundice), itching, feeling sick, fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
You should be regularly monitored for liver parameters and blood counts while on riluzole therapy.
Avoid large amounts of caffeine-containing foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, cocoa, cola drinks, and chocolate as it may interact with riluzole.
Do not drive or operate machinery as it may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rilutor 50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Rilutor 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. You may feel dizzy or light headed after taking this medicine. This may affect your driving ability.
There is limited information available on the use of Rilutor 50mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Rilutor 50mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
What were the side-effects while using Rilutor 50mg Tablet?
No Side Effect
How do you take Rilutor Tablet?
With or without food
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What are you using Rilutor Tablet for?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
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Rilutor is used in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord (responsible for sending instructions to the muscles leading to weakness, muscle wasting and paralysis). It is not used for the treatment of depression
Rilutor belongs to the class of drugs called benzothiazole. It works by stopping the release of glutamate (a chemical messenger) which causes the destruction of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, thereby, preventing the damage of nerve cells and helping in prolonging survival and/or delaying the need for surgery to help breathing (tracheostomy).
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.