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What drugs are there for treating restless leg syndrome?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several possibilitie

If intermittent:iron, levodopa, ropinarole, pramipexole, cabergoline, tramadol or opiates, benzodiazepines.
If daily: ropinarole, pramipexole, gabapentin, tramadol or opiates. If not responding to treatment with those: gabapentin.

In brief: Several possibilitie

If intermittent:iron, levodopa, ropinarole, pramipexole, cabergoline, tramadol or opiates, benzodiazepines.
If daily: ropinarole, pramipexole, gabapentin, tramadol or opiates. If not responding to treatment with those: gabapentin.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many different ones

Firstly, you doctor should make sure you are not iron deficient.
If you are, treating that may resolve the rls. A sleep study is the best way to diagnose it, although just history can be very suggestive. Pramipexole (mirapex) and ropinerole (requip) are the major drugs, but tranquillizers (benzos like klonopin) and opiates can also help, although they cause physical dependency and arent 1st choice.

In brief: Many different ones

Firstly, you doctor should make sure you are not iron deficient.
If you are, treating that may resolve the rls. A sleep study is the best way to diagnose it, although just history can be very suggestive. Pramipexole (mirapex) and ropinerole (requip) are the major drugs, but tranquillizers (benzos like klonopin) and opiates can also help, although they cause physical dependency and arent 1st choice.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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