You may be facing uncertainties as your ALS progresses. Maybe you need answers about caring for a loved one with ALS. You could be considering EXSERVAN™ (riluzole) and want to learn more before talking to your doctor. So, speak with someone who specializes in helping people learn about EXSERVAN™.
Be sure to talk to your doctor about all diagnosis, medical advice,
treatment decisions, or any
concerns you may have with EXSERVAN™.
This program is offered only to adults with ALS or their caregivers who are US residents.
They are here to share knowledge so you can work with your doctor and make the decisions you both feel are truly right for you.
Your ALS JourneyMate™ may help you understand ALS and progression, focus on your treatment, and more.
If you have more questions, you can call your ALS JourneyMate™ whenever you want to talk again.
Do not use if you are allergic to riluzole or to any of its ingredients.
Before using EXSERVAN™, tell your doctor about all the medicines you take and all your health conditions, including if you:
EXSERVAN™ can cause serious side effects, including:
Liver Problems: Cases of liver injury, some fatal, have occurred in patients taking riluzole. Consult your doctor promptly if you experience unexplained nausea, vomiting, stomach (abdominal) pain, fatigue, weight loss (anorexia), jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes), and/or dark urine.
Low White Blood Cell Counts (Neutropenia): Tell your doctor if you develop a fever while taking EXSERVAN™.
Serious Lung Problems (Interstitial Lung Disease): Tell your doctor if you have problems with your lungs or breathing such as dry cough and difficult or labored breathing. Discontinue EXSERVAN™ immediately if you develop interstitial lung disease.
The most common side effects include numbness in the mouth or tongue, muscle weakness, nausea, lung problems, high blood pressure, and stomach (abdominal) pain.
These are not all the possible side effects of EXSERVAN™. Consult your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
To report side effects, contact Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. at
Use EXSERVAN™ as prescribed. The recommended dosage for EXSERVAN™ is 50 mg taken orally twice daily at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Place EXSERVAN™ oral film strip on the top of the tongue where it will adhere and dissolve. Swallow in a normal manner. Do not cut or split the film or take liquids with EXSERVAN™. Do not chew, spit, or talk while EXSERVAN™ is dissolving. Read the Instructions for Use for EXSERVAN™.
EXSERVAN™ (riluzole) is indicated for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Please click here to see the full Prescribing Information for EXSERVAN™.