Riluzole anyone?

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FatherOf2
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Riluzole anyone?

Postby FatherOf2 » Mon May 05, 2014 11:59 pm

Riluzole inhibits release of glutamate, enhances GABA-A receptor function, blocks sodium channels, has anti-seizure, neuroprotective and mood-stabilizing properties just like Lamictal, but without deadly Stevens-Johnson syndrome. It is the only drug approved by FDA for treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Other anti-glutamate drugs such as Lamictal and Memantine failed to increase survival of ALS patients. Riluzole has been tried on autistic children http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23821414, showing significant behavioral improvements with the only side effect of increased appetite and bodyweight, which may not be too bad for my skinny guy.

FatherOf2
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Re: Riluzole anyone?

Postby FatherOf2 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:25 pm

Has anyone tried Riluzole?

rosen.rot
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Re: Riluzole anyone?

Postby rosen.rot » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:46 pm

I haven't used Riluzole, but consider trying it if I am able to access generic version.

Did you try it or plan to try? Have you got any more information re safety of this drug in children?

raun cesar
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Re: Riluzole anyone?

Postby raun cesar » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:20 am

Not been prescribed, but after some research may adopt it, any word form someone taking it will be handy?


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