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Managing Concurrent Medications

  • Denise SharonEmail author
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Abstract

Managing concurrent medications is a balancing act and in the case of RLS, with very limited evidence-based guidelines. It compels the physician to consider the most appropriate treatment for each of the disorders with its own symptomatology, as well as the possible interactions with other conditions, medications, age and person specific parameters. RLS is a lifetime condition, implying the need to adapt concurrent medications to the current patient condition. It is also a disorder with a natural progression that can compound the effects of some concurrent medications. It is therefore, important to regularly review medications’ lists, to devise individual treatment plans and to alert the patients and the other providers to possible interactions.

Keywords

Restless legs syndrome medications Medications for restless legs syndrome Willis Ekbom disease medications Medication management in Willis Ekbom disease Antihistamine use in restless legs syndrome Antidepressant use and restless legs syndrome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Advanced Sleep CenterMetairieUSA

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