Which medications in the drug class Iron Salt are used in the treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome?

Updated: Feb 22, 2017
  • Author: Ali M Bozorg, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Iron Salt

Iron salt is used to correct iron deficiency resulting from chronic hemodialysis.

Iron sucrose (Venofer)

Iron sucrose is used to treat iron deficiency (in conjunction with erythropoietin) due to chronic hemodialysis. Iron sucrose has shown a lower incidence of anaphylaxis than other parenteral iron products. Parenteral iron sucrose has also been shown to improve symptoms of RLS in patients with RLS and low ferritin levels. Parenteral iron sucrose is not FDA-approved for the treatment of RLS.


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