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  1. RilonaceptRilonacept
    RilonaceptPronunciation: (ril-ON-a-sept)Class: Immunologic agentTrade Names:Arcalyst- Injection, lyophilized powder for solution 220 mgPharmacologyActs as a soluble decoy receptor that binds interleukin-1β, preventing interaction with cell surface receptors.PharmacokineticsAbsorptionAt steady state, the average trough levels are about 24 mcg/mL.Special PopulationsR...
  2. RilutekRilutek
    RilutekGeneric Name: riluzole (RIL yoo zol)Brand Names: RilutekWhat is Rilutek (riluzole)?Riluzole works by decreasing your body's levels of glutamate, an amino acid that affects nerves that send messages from your brain to your muscles. People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may have very high levels of glutamate, which can damage these nerve cells.Riluzole is used to treat amyo...
  3. RilutekRilutek
    RilutekGeneric Name: riluzole (Oral route)RIL-ue-zoleCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.RilutekAvailable Dosage Forms:TabletTherapeutic Class: Central Nervous System AgentPharmacologic Class: Glutamate AntagonistUses For RilutekRiluzole is used to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Riluzole is not a cure ...
  4. RilutekRilutek
    Rilutek Generic Name: Riluzole (RIL-ue-zole)Brand Name: RilutekRilutek is used for:Prolonging survival or prolonging the time before a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig disease) is placed on a ventilator or breathing machine. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.Rilutek is a benzothiazole. Exactly how Rilutek works is ...
  5. riluzoleriluzole
    riluzoleGeneric Name: riluzole (RIL yoo zol)Brand Names: RilutekWhat is riluzole?Riluzole works by decreasing your body's levels of glutamate, an amino acid that affects nerves that send messages from your brain to your muscles. People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may have very high levels of glutamate, which can damage these nerve cells.Riluzole is used to treat amyotrophic la...
  6. riluzoleriluzole
    riluzole (Oral route)RIL-ue-zoleCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.RilutekAvailable Dosage Forms:TabletTherapeutic Class: Central Nervous System AgentPharmacologic Class: Glutamate AntagonistUses For riluzoleRiluzole is used to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Riluzole is not a cure for ALS, but it may exte...
  7. RiluzoleRiluzole
    Riluzole Generic Name: Riluzole (RIL-ue-zole)Brand Name: RilutekRiluzole is used for:Prolonging survival or prolonging the time before a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig disease) is placed on a ventilator or breathing machine. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.Riluzole is a benzothiazole. Exactly how Riluzole works...
  8. RiluzoleRiluzole
    RiluzolePronunciation: (RILL-you-zole)Class: CNS agentTrade Names:Rilutek- Tablets 50 mgPharmacologyUnknown; however, the following properties may be related to effects: inhibits glutamate release; inactivates voltage-dependent sodium channels; interferes with intra-cellular events following transmitter binding at excitatory amino acid receptors. These effects may protect neural ...
  9. Rimabotolinumtoxin BRimabotolinumtoxin B
    Rimabotolinumtoxin BPronunciation: (BOT-ue-li-num)Class: Botulinum toxinTrade Names:Myobloc- Injection, solution 5,000 units/mLPharmacologyInterferes with neurotransmitter release by cleaving synaptic vesicle-associated membrane protein.PharmacokineticsDuration12 and 16 wk at doses of 5,000 or 10,000 units.Indications and UsageReduction of severity of abnormal head posi...
  10. rimabotulinumtoxinb Intramuscularrimabotulinumtoxinb Intramuscular
    rimabotulinumtoxinb (Intramuscular route)rim-a-BOT-yoo-li-num-TOX-in-BIntramuscular routeInjectableDistant Spread of Toxin EffectPostmarketing reports indicate that the effects of rimabotulinumtoxinB and all botulinum toxin products may spread from the area of injection to produce symptoms consistent with botulinum toxin effects. These may include asthenia, generalized muscle weakness,...
  11. RimactaneRimactane
    RimactaneGeneric Name: rifampin (Oral route, Intravenous route)rif-AM-pinCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.RifadinRifadin IVRimactaneAvailable Dosage Forms:CapsuleTabletPowder for SolutionSyrupTherapeutic Class: AntitubercularChemical Class: RifamycinUses For RimactaneRifampin is used to treat certain bacterial infections.Rifampin is used with other...
  12. rimantadinerimantadine
    rimantadineGeneric Name: rimantadine (ri MAN ta deen)Brand Names: FlumadineWhat is rimantadine?Rimantadine is an antiviral medication. It blocks the actions of viruses in your body.Rimantadine is used to treat and prevent influenza A (a viral infection) in adults. It is also used to prevent influenza A in children.There may be some flu seasons during which rimantadine is not recomm...
  13. rimantadinerimantadine
    rimantadine (Oral route)ri-MAN-ta-deenCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.FlumadineAvailable Dosage Forms:TabletSyrupTherapeutic Class: AntiviralChemical Class: AdamantaneUses For rimantadineRimantadine is an antiviral. It is used to prevent or treat certain influenza (flu) infections (type A). It may be given alone or along with flu shots. Rimantadine will not wor...
  14. Rimantadine SyrupRimantadine Syrup
    Rimantadine SyrupGeneric Name: Rimantadine (ri-MAN-ta-deen)Brand Name: FlumadineRimantadine Syrup is used for:Preventing and treating certain types of flu in adults. It is also used to prevent certain types of flu in children. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.Rimantadine Syrup is an antiviral agent. How Rimantadine Syrup works is not known. It...
  15. RimantadineRimantadine
    Rimantadine Generic Name: Rimantadine (ri-MAN-ta-deen)Brand Name: FlumadineRimantadine is used for:Preventing and treating certain types of flu in adults. It is also used to prevent certain types of flu in children. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.Rimantadine is an antiviral agent. Exactly how Rimantadine works is not known. It may block r...