By far the best medication I have found for restless leg syndrome is Neupro skin patches which allow rotigidine to gradually move into the blood stream over a 24 hour period. Unfortunately this medication was taken off the market not because of any ill side effect but because the active ingredient leaked through a membrane on the patch. The company solved this problem and now the medicine is available (at high cost) all over the world except in USA. The FDA refuses to allow it. Does the FDA know something the rest of the world does not? I doubt it. The FDA may have other nonmedical reasons.
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