Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Treatment

Your doctor will consider your age, overall health and other factors when advising treatment for you.

Treatment options for restless legs syndrome may include:

  • Trying good sleep habits
  • Stopping activities that worsen symptoms
  • Avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco, which may worsen symptoms
  • Regular, moderate exercise
  • Maintaining a well-balanced diet
  • Treating underlying chronic conditions

Medications, including:

  • Dopaminergic agents (drugs that increase dopamine) which are largely used to treat Parkinson's disease
  • Benzodiazepines such as clonazepam and diazepam
  • Opioids such as codeine, propoxyphene, or oxycodone
  • Anticonvulsants such as gabapentin and pregabalin

Consult your doctor for more information regarding the treatment of restless legs syndrome.

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