Riluzole is a drug used in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The drug cannot cure ALS, but it may slow the progression of the disease, particularly up to the point where a tracheostomy may be required. It increases survival by approximately two to three months. Common side effects associated with riluzole include dizziness, fatigue, upset stomach and loss of appetite.
Drug Name: Riluzole