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In the US, Riluzole (riluzole systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous central nervous system 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-Benzotiazolamine, 6-(trifluorometoxy)-

Foreign Names

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

Generic Names

  • Riluzole (OS: BAN, DCF, USAN, JAN)
  • PK 26124 (IS)
  • RP 54274 (IS: RhônePoulencR)
  • Riluzole (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Apo-Riluzole
    Apotex, Australia; Apotex, Canada
  • Borizol
    SIC BHFZ, Georgia
  • Extensik
    Sandoz, Colombia
  • Glentek
    Glenmark, Denmark; Glenmark, Netherlands
  • Laidec
    Sun Pro, Taiwan
  • Lizolorol
    ratiopharm, Estonia
  • Lizorolol
    ratiopharm, Netherlands
  • Rilasat
    Buxton, Argentina
  • Rilustad
    STADA, Estonia
  • Rilutek
    Aventis, Hungary; Aventis, Iceland; Aventis, Poland; Aventis, Romania; Aventis Intercontinental, Lebanon; Aventis Pharma, Greece; Aventis Pharma, Norway; Aventis Pharma-F, Italy; Covis, United States; Sanofi, United Kingdom; Sanofi, Ireland; Sanofi, Japan; Sanofi, Sweden; Sanofi Aventis, Brazil; Sanofi Aventis, Chile; Sanofi Aventis, China; Sanofi Aventis, Spain; Sanofi Oy, Finland; Sanofi Winthrop, Georgia; Sanofi Winthrop, Serbia; Sanofi-Aventis, Argentina; Sanofi-Aventis, Austria; Sanofi-Aventis, Australia; Sanofi-Aventis, Belgium; Sanofi-Aventis, Switzerland; Sanofi-Aventis, Colombia; Sanofi-Aventis, Germany; Sanofi-Aventis, Denmark; Sanofi-Aventis, Egypt; Sanofi-Aventis, France; Sanofi-Aventis, Hong Kong; Sanofi-Aventis, Lithuania; Sanofi-Aventis, Latvia; Sanofi-Aventis, Netherlands; Sanofi-Aventis, New Zealand; Sanofi-Aventis, Peru; Sanofi-Aventis, Portugal; Sanofi-Aventis, Singapore; Sanofi-Aventis, Slovakia; Sanofi-Aventis, Thailand; Sanofi-Aventis, Turkey; Sanofi-Aventis, Taiwan; Sanofi-Aventis, South Africa
  • Riluzol - 1 A Pharma
    1 A Pharma, Germany
  • Riluzol 1A Pharma
    1A Pharma, Netherlands
  • Riluzol Actavis
    Actavis, Belgium; Actavis, Denmark; Actavis, Netherlands; Actavis, Portugal; Actavis, Sweden; Actavis Group, Iceland
  • Riluzol Aurobindo
    Aurobindo, Netherlands
  • Riluzol CF
    Centrafarm, Netherlands
  • Riluzol Combino
    Combino, Portugal
  • Riluzol easypharm
    Easypharm, Austria
  • Riluzol Generis
    Generis, Portugal
  • Riluzol Hexal
    Hexal, Germany; Hexal, Netherlands
  • Riluzol Mylan
    Mylan dura, Germany; Mylan, Netherlands; Mylan, Portugal
  • Riluzol PMCS
    Evolan, Sweden; Matrix Pharmaceuticals, Denmark; Pro.Med., Poland; Pro.Med.CS, Austria; Pro.Med.CS, Slovakia
  • Riluzol Sandoz
    Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Riluzol STADA
    PharmaCoDane, Sweden; Stada Arzneimittel, Germany
  • Riluzol Stada
    Stada Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Riluzol Sun
    Sun Pharma, Netherlands
  • Riluzol Teva
    Teva, Netherlands; Teva Pharma, Portugal
  • Riluzol Zentiva
    Sanofi-Aventis, Portugal
  • Riluzol-CT
    AbZ-Pharma, Germany
  • Riluzole AA
    Daito, Japan
  • Riluzole Actavis
    Actavis, France; Actavis, Greece; Actavis UK, United Kingdom; Actavis, Lithuania
  • Riluzole Biogaran
    Biogaran, France
  • Riluzole EG
    EG Labo, France
  • Riluzole Mylan
    Mylan, France
  • Riluzole PMCS
    Accord Healthcare, France
  • Riluzole Sandoz
    Sandoz, Australia; Sandoz, France
  • Riluzole STADA
    STADA, Estonia
  • Riluzole Sun
    Sun Pharmaceuticals UK, United Kingdom
  • Riluzole Teva
    Teva, Sweden; Teva Eesti, Estonia; Teva Santé, France
  • Riluzole Zentiva
    Aventis, Poland; Sanofi-Aventis, France; Zentiva, Lithuania
  • Riluzole-Nhwa Pharm
    Nhwa, China
  • Riluzol-Hormosan
    Hormosan Pharma, Germany
  • Riluzol-neuraxpharm
    neuraxpharm, Germany
  • Riluzolo Actavis
    Actavis Italy, Italy
  • Riluzolo Crinos
    Crinos, Italy
  • Riluzolo Mylan
    Mylan, Italy
  • Riluzolo Sandoz
    Sandoz, Italy
  • Riluzolo Sun
    SUN Pharmac.Italia, Italy
  • Riluzolo Teva
    Teva Italia, Italy
  • Riluzolo Zentiva
    Zentiva, Italy
  • Riluzol-ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Germany
  • Rimipole
    Actavis Baltics Eesti, Estonia
  • Rizol
    Aspen, Argentina
  • Sclefic
    Actavis, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Actavis, Hungary; Actavis, Malta; Actavis Baltics Eesti, Estonia; Actavis Group, Poland
  • Teglutik
    Effik, France; Italfarmaco, Italy; Martindale Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Xie Yi Li
    Lunan Pharm, China
  • Zolerilis
    Adamed, Poland


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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