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Medications for Nocturnal Leg Cramps

Drugs associated with Nocturnal Leg Cramps

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Nocturnal Leg Cramps: Nocturnal leg cramps are sudden, painful squeezes in the calf (lower leg) or thigh (upper leg) muscles, occurring at night. The muscle may twitch under the skin or feel hard.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Soma Off Label Rx C 4 X 7 reviews
10

Generic name: carisoprodol systemic

Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
vitamin e Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Brand names:  Alpha E, Aqua Gem-E, Aquasol E, Aquavite-E, E-400 Clear, E-600, Aqua-E, E-Gems, Nutr-E-Sol

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Natural Product Monographs

 
carisoprodol Off Label Rx C 4 X 9 reviews
9.0

Generic name: carisoprodol systemic

Brand names:  Soma, Vanadom

Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
verapamil Off Label Rx C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: verapamil systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Vanadom Off Label Rx C 4 X Add review Add

Generic name: carisoprodol systemic

Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Off Label: Yes

 
Alpha E Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Aqua Gem-E Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Aquasol E Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Aquavite-E Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
E-400 Clear Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
E-600 Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Aqua-E Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
E-Gems Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Nutr-E-Sol Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: vitamin e systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Alternative treatments for Nocturnal Leg Cramps

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Nocturnal Leg Cramps. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Nocturnal Leg Cramps.

Legend

Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Night Cramps; Night Leg Cramps

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