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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

Urge to move: irresistible, involves legs but may involve arms and trunk worse at rest relieved with movement (no symptoms during movement) but may recur once a person stops moving/walking worse in the ...Read more


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Horizant or mirapex (pramipexole) for restless leg syndrome - which is better?

Horizant or mirapex (pramipexole) for restless leg syndrome - which is better?

Depends: Good question. It depends if you have other medical issues, which you may respond better to, ; whether you have side effects to either. For example, if someone has neuropathy in addition to restless legs syndrome, Horizant may be a better option. In the end, it may just come down to personal choice and also, what your doctor is most comfortable with. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My father has alzheimer's. He is taking mirapex (pramipexole) for restless leg syndrome before bedtime. He's also taking calcium and a multivitamin at that time?

My father has alzheimer's.  He is taking mirapex (pramipexole) for restless leg syndrome before bedtime.  He's also taking calcium and a multivitamin at that time?

Alzheimers med?: There are 4 drugs approved for the treatment of alzheimer's disease, Aricept and Exelon (rivastigmine) probably the most common, Exelon (rivastigmine) being my favorite. They actually do work, specially with memory. Is he on any of these? Mirapex won't treat alheimer's symptoms such as memory dysfunction. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed mirapex for restless leg syndrome - is this safe to take with ambien (zolpidem)?

My doctor prescribed mirapex for restless leg syndrome - is this safe to take with ambien (zolpidem)?

Probably not: Mirapex and Ambien (zolpidem) are both psychomotor depressants. When taken together, they can have additive psychomotor depression effects. Best to see your doctor for an alternative combination. ...Read more

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I have stage 3 kidney disease. Can I take Mirapex for Restless Leg Syndrome? If not what would be the best choice. Can't take Requip (ropinirole) because of nausea

Speak with doctor: Clearance of pramipexole was 75% lower in patients with severe renal impairment and about 60% lower in patients with moderate impairment compared with healthy volunteers. Other options inc rotigotine transdermal (liver metabolism), calcium, magnesium. Please speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

Restless leg syndrome, what to do?

See your family: Dr. Your family doctor should be well-equipped to treat you for restless leg syndrome. Am sure that he or she knows the standard protocol for the treatment of this condition. I also know how miserable the condition is so you would want to get in as soon as possible. Certain blood tests will need to be run to rule out other physical clauses and then medication will be prescribed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you have restless leg syndrome?

Do you have restless leg syndrome?

RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs due to "creepy, "crawling, " uneasy discomfort, or aching feeling especially at night that gets better with movement and worse at rest then you may have restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls can be due to many secondary causes or be a syndrome on its own. It is best to seek advice of a sleep medicine specialist who can help make that diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

How is restless leg syndrome diagnosed?

Underlying Causes: Rule out underlying causes that may be able to be treated such as mineral deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medications for side effects . If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking a and or drinking, if applicable. ...Read more

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What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

What does restless leg syndrome feel like?

RLS: Can be a lot of things but it is the urge to move foremost. Some people say it is a pain or just a rush from the inside. It can be described like growing pains. But, when up and moving this goes away. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

What to do if I have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrom: 1. Make sure you are not iron deficient. 2 Check your kidney function. 3. It may be helped by dompaminergic agents, benzodiazepines and even opioids. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Pramipexole (Definition)

Pramipexole is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


Dr. Janice Alexander
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Mirapex (Definition)

Mirapex is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more