Levodopa - from parkinson's disease to restless legs?

Nissen, Lisa M. (2011) Levodopa - from parkinson's disease to restless legs?. Australian Pharmacist, 30 7: 559-559.

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Author Nissen, Lisa M.
Title Levodopa - from parkinson's disease to restless legs?
Journal name Australian Pharmacist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0728-4632
Publication date 2011-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 30
Issue 7
Start page 559
End page 559
Total pages 1
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The use of levodopa, a drug commonly used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, in the management of restless leg syndrome (RLS). A 2011 Cochrane review of levodopa for RLS reveals that the drug reduces symptom severity, improves sleep quality and quality of life, and improves periodic limb movement in sleep as compared to placebo.
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