Riluzole: a glimmer of hope in the treatment of motor neurone disease

Matthew C Kiernan
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06973.x
Published online: 1 August 2005

In reply: Henderson and McCombe describe a patient to highlight an issue raised in a recent editorial:1 that patients with motor neurone disease (MND) may develop abnormal liver function tests for reasons other than riluzole therapy. In their patient, riluzole was prescribed for a year and liver function test results remained stable. Deterioration in liver function coincided with the introduction of naltrexone. Ultimately, riluzole, an established MND therapy, had to be ceased.

  • Matthew C Kiernan

  • Institute of Neurological Sciences, Prince of Wales Hospital, Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031.



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