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 35

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
Allergic reaction 1

Show all 26 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
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
10 mg monthly 1
10 other monthly 1

See all 25 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Edaravone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Course of treatment ended 3
Doctor's advice 2
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 10 patients who've stopped taking Edaravone

Duration

Currently taking Edaravone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 42
1 - 2 years 6

Stopped taking Edaravone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 49
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 17
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 26

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

  • 0 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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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