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Restless Legs Syndrome

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by Badash M




There is no cure for RLS. Treatments are aimed at relieving or reducing symptoms.

Treatment for Conditions That May Trigger RLS

Effective treatment of conditions that may trigger RLS can ease or resolve your symptoms:

Treatment for More Severe Cases of RLS

Dopamine agonists are the only drugs that are FDA approved to treat restless leg syndrome. They are often considered the most effective type of medication for this condition.
Other medications may be used to help control symptoms of restless leg syndrome. Some medication options include clonidine, anticonvulsants, and opioids. Your doctor will select the medication based on your symptoms and medical history.


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