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What is Radicava used to treat?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 5, 2019.

Official Answer


Radicava (edaravone) is used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

ALS is a rare disease that kills the nerve cells that control voluntary muscles, and most people die from respiratory failure. Radicava is a free radical scavenger that relieves oxidative stress and may affect progression of ALS.

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