Management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with riluzole.

  title={Management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with riluzole.},
  author={Jacquelin S Neatherlin},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses},
  volume={30 4},
In summary, riluzole is a recently-released drug for the treatment of ALS. While it will not cure the disease, it does prolong survival time and ventilator-free time. Riluzole has few adverse effects, but liver enzymes should be watched closely for elevations. 

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