The package insert of the medicine Rilutek 50 mg

the package insert of the medicine Rilutek 50 mg. Therapeutic class of Antiglutamato. Active principlesRiluzole.

what For?

Rilutek 50 mg is indicated for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, to prolong life or delay the need to use mechanical ventilation to breathe, in adults.

Dosage

How to use?

The quantities of Rilutek 50 mg the use and duration of treatment depend on the state of the disease and the individual response of each patient to treatment, and should be indicated by specialist physicians experienced in the treatment of disease neuronal motor.

Generally, the recommended dose is 50 mg, 1 tablet Rilutek, administered at 12 to 12 hours, preferably always at the same hour, in the morning or at bedtime.

Side Effects

What are the evils that can cause me?

Some of the side effects of Rilutek may include fatigue, a feeling of nausea, change in the results of blood tests, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, tingling in the mouth, increased heart rate, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and generalized pain.

Contraindications

When should I not use?

Rilutek is contraindicated for pregnant or nursing women, children and adolescents under 18 years of age, for patients with liver disease or increase in blood levels of some liver enzymes, and for patients with allergy to Riluzole or the other components of the formula.

Pharmacokinetics

How it works?

Rilutek is a drug that has in its composition of Riluzole, a compound that acts directly on the nervous system, effective in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease in which occurs the destruction of nerve cells responsible for sending instructions to the muscles, and it is often this destruction is associated to the excessive glutamate in the brain and in the spinal cord. Rilutek is responsible for stopping this release of glutamate, which will help prevent the damage of the nerve cells.

Warnings and Precautions

what should I know before using?

Before you use Rilutek, you should talk with your doctor if you have history of liver problems, yellowing of the skin or the white part of the eyes, or itching on the body, has problems, or kidney disease, fever, or if you are taking other medicines, including medicines without prescription.

During treatment with Rilutek, if you feel symptoms like fever, yellowish color of the skin or the white part of the eyes, generalized itching on the body, feeling of being sick, coughing, or difficulty breathing you should see your doctor as soon as possible.

The treatment with Rilutek should never be stopped without the knowledge of your doctor and the schedules, doses and duration of treatment must be respected.

Overdose

what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?

In the case of taking excessive Rilutek, you must go to the nearest hospital, taking the packaging or package insert for the drug.