Tamoxifen is reasonably safe, has plausible mechanisms for treating ALS, and has at least one positive preclinical study. One case report and 2 small human trials suggested an association between tamoxifen (at higher doses) and slower ALS progression but this is not enough evidence to recommend this medication as an ALS treatment. Moving forward, we would like to see a larger human ALS clinical trial of tamoxifen at 80mg daily. Interestingly, one study suggests that tamoxifen may decrease a person’s risk for getting ALS. We hope to see this independently replicated.