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Active ingredients: riluzole
What it is used for
Riluzole is indicated for the treatment of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Capsule-shaped tablet engraved on one side with RPR202.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient riluzole
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
MND Australia - Riluzole
The medication, riluzole does not cure motor neurone disease (MND), but for people with the most common forms of MND it probably prolongs median survival by two to three months
Read more on Motor Neurone Disease Australia website
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - Brain Foundation
Amyotrophic LateralSclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrigs Disease) See also Motor Neuron Disease Description Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrigs disease, is a degenerative disorder of specific nerve cells of the spinal cord, brain stem and brain
Read more on Brain Foundation website
Motor neurone disease - MyDr.com.au
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive neurological disorder which usually strikes people in middle and later life.
Read more on myDr website