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 Percentage
Severe 7
Moderate 7
Mild 9
None 44

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Edaravone

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 5
Breathing difficulty 4
Gait problems 3
Muscle twitching (fasciculations) 2
Muscle weakness 2
Tiredness 2

Show all 26 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Edaravone

Dosage Patients Percentage
60 mg daily 13
0.3 mg daily 8
0.6 mg daily 4
0.3 mg weekly 2
3 mg monthly 2
60 mg monthly 2
60mg as needed 2
0.5 mg daily 1
30 mg every other day 1
30 mg daily 1

See all 15 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Edaravone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 8
Course of treatment ended 4
Personal research 3
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Edaravone

Duration

Currently taking Edaravone

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 9

Stopped taking Edaravone

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 61
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 12
Somewhat hard to take 27
A little hard to take 19
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 17
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 36

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Edaravone after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Riluzole (Rilutek) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Baclofen (Mylan-Baclofen) 1
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 1

Patients stopped taking Edaravone and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lunasin (Lunasin Duke Virtual Trial) 1
Last updated:

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

  • 2 helpful marks

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.

  • 2 helpful marks
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