Rilutek is a prescription medication that is used to treat the nerve disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). Rilutek contains riluzole and works by protecting the nerves in the brain and spinal cord from the natural substance glutamate. Rilutek can help to slow down the worsening of ALS but is not a cure.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Rilutek include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of riluzole.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Rilutek?
If you miss a dose of Rilutek, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Rilutek?
Rilutek and the generic alternative riluzole are available in a strength of 50mg.