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Can Klonopin Cause Restless Legs
Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more
Could be: Klonopin and other benzodiazepines are occasionally used for restless leg syndrome (rls), so that upon withdrawal, symptoms would be expected to return. Unless RLS was present prior to Klonopin use, appearance of RLS for the first time would not be expected upon medication withdrawal, if withdrawal was not abrupt. ...Read more
I have been take two Klonopin at bedtime for Restless Leg Syndrome at bedtime. I have a prescription for pain (Percocet 10). Is this safe?
Excessive sedatiion: Both medications have sedating properties and if taken together may be excessively sedating. You should let the doctor who prescribed the Percocet know you are taking Klonopin. Be very careful about driving and working with machines if you are taking both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dopamine lack: I think restless leg syndrome is probably caused in susceptible people (tends to be familial) by a relative lack of sufficient Dopamine and is often associated with fatigue, dopamine-blocking medicines, chronic illness, and the end of gestation. Medications that increase Dopamine are frequently helpful as can be Neurontin (gabapentin) and Klonopin (clonazepam).. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RLS: It is a syndrome w/ symptoms of an urge to move the legs especially near bedtime, that improves w/ movement ; is worse @ rest. It typically has uneasy sensations. Besides its relation to low peripheral Dopamine levels ; some to genes, it is unclear why it occurs. Sometimes it may be secondary to other medical issues. It's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to properly diagnose it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The best way to consider akathisia is to imagine the need to move. Patients with this condition have major problems sitting still. They have a need to move. This can be a side effect of medication, may be associated with disease such as parkinsons, or may be a normal variant. Most doctors use it it describe the ...Read more
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