This medication is a benzothiazole, recommended for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig disease) is placed on a ventilator or breathing machine, by delaying onset of ventilator dependence or tracheostomy. It may prevent further damage to certain brain cells.
The recommended dose is 50 mg orally every 12 hours.
This medication available in the form of tablet to take by mouth, twice a day, every 12 hours.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergies, blood disorders or anemia or kidney or liver disease, pregnant, plan to become pregnant and breastfeeding.
• Cigarette smoking may decrease the effectiveness of this drug.
• Central Nervous System:
• Gastrointestinal: Upset stomach, diarrhea, loss of appetite.
• Miscellaneous: Tiredness, muscle weakness, difficulty in breathing, fever.
To avoid liver damage, do not drink alcoholic beverages.
Store at 25°C. Store it in an airtight container.
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