A 42-year-old male asked:
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I have restless leg syndrome and I tried the dopamine agonists and they have failed. What is your opinion concerning Klonopin (clonazepam) as a form of treatment?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
RLS: You can use klonopin (clonazepam) gor RLS
Answered on Aug 1, 2014

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