What are the FDA-approved medications in the treatment of children with restless legs syndrome (RLS)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2017
  • Author: Ali M Bozorg, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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No specific recommendations or FDA-approved medications exist for the treatment of RLS in children. Children with low serum ferritin (< 50 ng/mL) should be treated with supplemental iron therapy. Dopaminergic therapy was found to be effective in small series in children with RLS.


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