Will the medication in the patch release more?
I am having leg cramps, would magnesium pills help?
Yes, you can swim. Try to time your swim with the time to change your patch if possible. Also, you can get a plastic patch from the pharmacy to cover the butrans patch. People have swum in the pool and ocean without problems. Supposedly the pamphlet that came with the patch says it won't lose drug strength. You can always call your pharmacist and ask.
Leg cramps: tonic water with quinine, quinine sulfate (prescription), and Hyland's "Leg Cramps" over-the-counter homeopathic remedy which my hubby says works in 20 minutes. Keeping yourself hydrated is part of the solution. 64 oz. of water or other fluids per day is recommended for proper hydration.
Yes. This is what my neurologist suggested for my cramping toes. I paid good money to get the advice. Hope that it might help you.
1. Drink a 12-16 ounce glass of tonic water in the morning or evening (depending on when the toe curling is worst). It is bitter, but you can cut the bitterness with fruit juice if you like.
2. Magnesium (can be bought over the counter) 400-800 mg daily
3. Hylland's leg cramp pills (bought over the counter)
4. Take a B-complex vitamin daily - there are some studies suggesting that can help with cramping.
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