ALS

There is a Biologic Therapy that can Help Manage Symptoms of ALS:

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a group of rare neurological diseases that mainly involve the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement and is diagnosed by your physician, usually a neurologist.  Early symptoms of ALS usually include muscle weakness or stiffness. Gradually all muscles under voluntary control are affected, and individuals lose their strength and the ability to speak, eat, move, and even breathe.  Recently, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new infusion therapy to assist with managing symptoms of ALS.  The staff at IV Care Options will be happy to administer this if you and your physician choose this as part of your treatment.

 

Radicava®(edaravone)

This is the first medication approved by the FDA for ALS in 20 years.  Each infusion lasts an hour and you will receive it daily for 14 days and will then wait 14 days.  The next cycle, and all other cycles following will be a daily infusion for 10 days during the next 14 days, followed by waiting 14 days.  This medication is shown to slow decline in the loss of physical function.  To learn more, visit this site.