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Letter to the Editor
Editor, – Restless legs syndrome occasionally occurs in pregnancy, but no mention was made of how this condition should be treated in Professor Thyagarajan's article on the topic (Aust Prescr 2008;31:90-3).
Benzodiazepines and antiepileptic medication have been advocated in the past. Usually the symptoms are not severe and women can cope until pregnancy is over. Are there any studies concerning the effectiveness and safety of low-dose dopamine agonists in pregnancy?
- Garcia-Bournissen F. Medications for restless legs syndrome in pregnancy. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2008;30:505-7 .