What is Edaravone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Radicava Radicut

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Edaravone is an antioxidant and neuroprotective agent that exerts its effect by acting as a scavenger of free radicals that may result in cellular damage. It may be used for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 7
Moderate 6
Mild 6
None 40

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Edaravone

Side effect Patients
Breathing difficulty 4
Fatigue 3
Gait problems 3
Muscle weakness 2
Tiredness 2
Anxious mood 1

Show all 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Edaravone

Dosage Patients
0.3 mg daily 18
60 mg daily 16
0.6 mg daily 4
60mg as needed 3
0.3 mg weekly 2
60 mg monthly 2
200 mg daily 2
2 0.3mg/ml as needed 2
0.3 mg monthly 1
0.6 mg monthly 1

See all 26 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Edaravone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 7
Course of treatment ended 3
Personal research 3
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
See all 11 patients who've stopped taking Edaravone

Duration

Currently taking Edaravone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 28
1 - 2 years 28
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Edaravone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 53
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 12
Somewhat hard to take 24
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 17
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 31

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Edaravone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Riluzole (Rilutek) 1

Patients stopped taking Edaravone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lunasin (Lunasin Duke Virtual Trial) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Edaravone

Feb 15, 2018 (Started Dec 16, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 4, 2018 (Started Oct 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: I am taking twice the FDA recommended dosage.

  • 1 helpful mark
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