Explain Options for Treating Nighttime Leg Cramps

People with nocturnal leg cramps will try anything...from drinking pickle juice to putting a bar of soap under their bedsheet.

Leg cramps are different from restless legs syndrome or statin muscle pain. And there's not much evidence for most leg cramp remedies.

Look for meds that could contribute to leg cramps...such as diuretics, inhaled beta-agonists (salbutamol, etc), or nifedipine. Explain that switching to another med or lowering the dose might help.

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