Uses

Edaravone is used to treat a certain type of nerve disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease). It helps to slow down the worsening of this disease. However, it is not a cure for ALS, and it does not reverse nerve damage or muscle weakness.

How to use Radicava Solution, Intravenous Piggyback

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using edaravone and with each treatment cycle. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually over 1 hour. For the first treatment cycle, this medication is usually given once daily for 14 days, followed by no edaravone for 14 days. After that, each treatment cycle is usually scheduled as edaravone given once daily for 10 days out of a 14-day period, followed by no edaravone for 14 days.

If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.

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Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day and mark the days on the calendar when you need to receive this medication.

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