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  • n. A drug used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


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  • One is a pill called riluzole, which seems to be less potent than ketamine.


  • The only current treatment option for ALS is a medication called riluzole, which functions as a neuroprotectant meaning it delays the degenerative process.

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  • Only one drug - Rilutek (also known as riluzole) - is licensed for the disease and typically extends survival by just three to six months.

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  • There was only one FDA-approved drug specifically for ALS: riluzole, a glutamate blocker that can extend the life of an ALS sufferer by sixty to ninety days, though even those modest figures are in some doubt.

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  • The goal of the NIH experiments with ketamine, riluzole and scopolamine is to identify compounds that pharmaceutical companies can use as molecular models to develop an entirely new class of antidepressants, Furey says.


  • And riluzole, the only A.L.S. drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration, costs about $10,000 a year and typically extends life by just a few months.

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  • Results of statistical analyses are presented in Figure 4: Meta-analysis of anti-CD40L treatment compared with riluzole, apocynin and historical controls.

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  • In the new study, American and Canadian researchers randomly assigned 84 ALS patients to receive either riluzole and a placebo or riluzole and lithium.

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  • "Although a modest benefit of lithium was not ruled out by the study ... we found no evidence that lithium in combination with riluzole slows progression of ALS more than riluzole alone," wrote Dr. Swati Aggarwal from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Dr. Lorne Zinman of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, and colleagues.

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  • The only approved drug for treatment of ALS is riluzole, which has been shown to extend patients 'lives by an average of three months.

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