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Brand names: Exservan Rilutek Tiglutik
Drug class: Miscellaneous central nervous system agents

What is Exservan?

Exservan treats amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.Although Exservan does not cure ALS, it can delay the progression of the disease and extend your life.This medication guide does not list all possible uses for Exservan.

Side-effects of Exservan

If you experience any of the following signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing or swelling of lips, face, tongue or throat. Please seek medical assistance immediately.

Exservan may cause serious side effects. Exservan should be stopped immediately, and you should consult your doctor if:

  • Chest pain, feeling short of breath,
  • Dry cough or mucus-filled cough;
  • Low white blood cell count—fever or mouth sores and skin sores
  • Liver problems: nausea; loss of appetite (upper right corner); fatigue; itching; dark urine. Jaundice.

Japanese people are more susceptible to side effects.

Exservan can cause the following side effects:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • You may feel tingling or numbness around your mouth.
  • Weakness;
  • Dizziness;
  • Stomach pain, nausea,
  • Breathing problems

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Reaching out to the FDA in regards to side effects is easily achievable; call them on their hotline number 1-800-FDA-1088 and report any possible concerns.


Do not use it other than as directed. Inform your doctor of any other medications you are taking or if you have allergies or other medical conditions.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to Exservan, then it is best not to use the product.

Inform your physician of any of the following issues:

  • Liver disease.

Exservan can harm an unborn child. Prevent pregnancy by using effective contraception, and inform your doctor immediately if you fall pregnant.Ask your doctor if you can breastfeed safely while using Exservan.No one under 18 may use this product.

How to take Exservan?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all directions. Follow the directions on the label.Exservan should be taken on an empty stomach at least one hour before or two hours after eating.Exservan can also be administered through a PEG tube.Please read and follow the instructions for use. If you need assistance, ask your pharmacist or doctor.Before measuring a dose, shake the orally suspended liquid. Use the provided dosing device or a dose-measuring tool (not a spoon).Medical tests will be required frequently.Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze liquid medicines. Keep them upright. After 15 days, throw away any liquid that has not been used.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are almost due for your next dose, skip the missed one. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.Overdose symptoms include drowsiness and confusion.

What should be avoided?

Avoid smoking. Exservan may be less effective if you smoke cigarettes.

Interaction with other drug

It is sometimes not safe to take certain medications together. Taking certain drugs together can cause side effects and/or make other medications less effective.Exservan may harm your liver if you are also taking certain medications for infection, birth control, or high cholesterol. It can also be harmful if you use Advil, as well as medicines to treat pain, arthritis, seizures, and/or arthritis.Exservan may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your doctor of all the other medications you take.