Riluzole is used in the treatment of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS.
How it Works
Riluzole works by modulating the action of glutamate, glutamate is a chemical messenger involved in the transmission of nerve signals in the brain. Thus this treats ALS.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Riluzole may suffer from such side effects; Weakness, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Reduced lung function