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In the US, Riluzole (riluzole systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous uncategorized agents and is used to treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Glutamate antagonist

Neuroprotective agent

Chemical Name

2-Benzothiazolamine, 6-(trifluoromethoxy)-

Foreign Names

  • Riluzolum (Latin)
  • Riluzol (German)
  • Riluzole (French)
  • Riluzol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Riluzole (OS: BAN, DCF, USAN)
  • PK 26124 (IS)
  • RP 54274 (IS: RhônePoulencR)
  • Riluzole (PH: USP 34)

Brand Names

  • Fanizan
    Actavis, Estonia
  • Laidec
    Sun Pro, Taiwan
  • Lizolorol
    Actavis, Estonia
  • Lizorolol
    ratiopharm, Netherlands
  • Rilustad
    STADA, Estonia
  • Rilutek
    Aventis, Poland; Aventis, Slovenia; Aventis Pharma, Latvia; Aventis Pharma, Norway; Sanofi Aventis, Brazil; Sanofi Aventis, China; Sanofi Aventis, Spain; Sanofi Aventis, Japan; Sanofi Winthrop, Serbia; Sanofi-Aventis, Argentina; Sanofi-Aventis, Austria; Sanofi-Aventis, Australia; Sanofi-Aventis, Belgium; Sanofi-Aventis, Switzerland; Sanofi-Aventis, Chile; Sanofi-Aventis, Colombia; Sanofi-Aventis, Germany; Sanofi-Aventis, Denmark; Sanofi-Aventis, France; Sanofi-Aventis, United Kingdom; Sanofi-Aventis, Hong Kong; Sanofi-Aventis, Hungary; Sanofi-Aventis, Ireland; Sanofi-Aventis, Iceland; Sanofi-Aventis, Italy; Sanofi-Aventis, South Korea; Sanofi-Aventis, Lithuania; Sanofi-Aventis, Mexico; Sanofi-Aventis, Netherlands; Sanofi-Aventis, New Zealand; Sanofi-Aventis, Peru; Sanofi-Aventis, Portugal; Sanofi-Aventis, Romania; Sanofi-Aventis, Singapore; Sanofi-Aventis, Thailand; Sanofi-Aventis, Turkey; Sanofi-Aventis, Taiwan
  • Riluzol 1A Pharma
    1A Pharma, Netherlands
  • Riluzol Actavis
    Actavis, Netherlands
  • Riluzol CF
    Centrafarm, Netherlands
  • Riluzol Generis
    Generis, Portugal
  • Riluzol Hexal
    Hexal, Netherlands
  • Riluzol Mylan
    Mylan, Netherlands
  • Riluzol PMCS
    PRO.MED.CS, Netherlands
  • Riluzol Sandoz
    Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Riluzol Sun
    Sun Pharma, Netherlands
  • Riluzol Teva
    Teva, Netherlands
  • Riluzole Actavis
    Actavis, Estonia; Actavis, Lithuania; Actavis, Latvia
  • Riluzole ESP Pharma
    ESP Pharma, Estonia
  • Riluzole STADA
    STADA, Estonia
  • Riluzole Teva
    Teva, Estonia
  • Riluzole
    Impax, United States
  • Riluzole-Nhwa Pharm
    Nhwa, China
  • Rimipole
    Actavis, Estonia
  • Sclefic
    Actavis, Bulgaria; Actavis, Czech Republic; Actavis, Estonia; Actavis, Malta; Actavis, Slovenia
  • Xie Yi Li
    Lunan Pharm, China
  • Zolerilis
    Actavis, Estonia

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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