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Restless legs syndrome

Summary of Restless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move one's body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations. It most commonly affects the legs, but can affect the arms, torso, head, and even phantom limbs. Moving the affected body part modulates the sensations, providing temporary relief.

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Central nervous system disorders
Central and peripheral nervous system disorders
Peripheral nervous system disorders
Autonomic nervous system disorders
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A 44-year-old man comes to the office because of difficulty falling asleep for 6 months. He says that when he lies in bed his leg begins to twitch and it feels like his "flesh is crawling." The only way he can get the sensation to stop is to move his leg, usually by getting out of bed and walking around. As a result of his condition, he feels exhausted all the time, and says the symptoms have been getting worse for several months. Which of the following is the most appropriate pharmacotherapy?