A member asked:

Is gabapentin indicated for restless leg syndrome?

13 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Paul Harper answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Probably: All the answers are not in yet for this medication but it seems to be effective for restless leg syndrome especially in leg is one of the symptoms. You need to talk to your dr. About this.

Answered 3/30/2014


Dr. Gerald Mandell answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

Gabapentin used: Restless legs syndrome , movement disorder that causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs. These sensations typically are worse during periods of rest, especially just before sleeping at night..Gabapentin is one of many drugs used for restless legs syndrome. Medications should be tried after efforts for sleep relaxation and avoidance not all patients with restless legs syndrome need medication.

Answered 4/7/2016


Dr. Eric Levin answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Depends upon Dx.: Dx ?.T/c sleep study? R/o exc., caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, vitamin deff b12, d, folate; anemia, kidney dis, dm, varicose veins, parkinson's, thyroid, adrenal insufficiency.Need life style change, inc exercise ; diet change, message tx, Neurontin used if neurologic cause/ emg. Opiates problematic s.E.'s unless necc., more often requip, sinemet, clonidine.T/c snri- cymbalta, (duloxetine) if not tried.Modafinil may help.

Answered 12/30/2016



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