When is treatment indicated for restless legs syndrome (RLS)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2017
  • Author: Ali M Bozorg, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS) may not be necessary for patients with mild or sporadic symptoms or for those without significant impairment. [4] Treatment should be tailored to the patient’s specific symptoms and may involve pharmacotherapy and nonpharmacologic measures. [4] Patients should be monitored by a neurologist or their primary care provider for development of adverse events, augmentation, or rebound.


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