A 21-year-old member asked:
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are any such medications considered first-line therapies for rls?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: There are several first options, ask your doctor which is better.We often use Mirapex and requip (ropinirole).
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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There are a number: Requip (ropinirole) (ropinarole) and pramipexol (mirapex) are the main two medications prescribed for rls. Firstly, the diagnosis should ideally be made by a formal sleep study, and a number of conditions, including iron deficiency, should be ruled out, since treating underlying conditions may reduce or eliminate the symptoms.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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