Edaravone: Uses & Side Effects

Edaravone works by relieving the effects of oxidative stress, which may be related to the death of motor neurons (nerve cells) in people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Keeping motor neurons healthy may help to preserve muscle function.

Edaravone is used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Edaravone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Precautions

You should not be treated with edaravone if you are allergic to it.

To make sure edaravone is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • asthma or a sulfite allergy.

It is not known whether edaravone will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

It is not known whether edaravone passes into breast milk or if it could affect the nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

Uses

Edaravone works by relieving the effects of oxidative stress, which may be related to the death of motor neurons (nerve cells) in people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Keeping motor neurons healthy may help to preserve muscle function.

Edaravone is used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Edaravone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Side effects

Edaravone can cause serious allergic reactions. The symptoms may not appear until after your IV infusion is finished.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, itching; wheezing, difficult breathing; feeling light-headed; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing); or
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.

Common side effects may include:

  • bruising;
  • headache; or
  • trouble walking.

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