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Medications The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends medications for RLS or PLMD only for persons who fit strict diagnostic criteria, and who experience excessive daytime sleepiness as a result of these conditions. (Excessive daytime sleepiness results from nighttime sleeplessness due to RLS or PLMD symptoms). More research and physician training is needed to better diagnose and treat RLS with medications in children and adolescents. Little is known about the best way to treat RLS in general, but some experts suggest the following for adults: If lifestyle changes do not control the problem, over-the-counter pain relievers should be the first form of treatment. People with RLS should have a test for iron deficiency. If they are iron deficient, they should start treatment with iron supplements. Dopaminergic drugs (drugs that increase levels of dopamine) are the standard medicines for treating severe RLS, PLMD, or both. Other drugs may be helpful if dopaminergic drugs fail, or for pat...
Vascular spasms temporary limit blood flow to tissue supplied by that vessel. The most common symptom is pain. Other symptoms are caused by lack of proper circulation and will vary depending on the specific organ affected:
When the spasm affects circulation in a limb, there may be pallor and a sensation of cold in that arm or leg. Limb function and movement will be impaired.
When the spasm affects circulation in the heart, there may be symptoms similar to a heart attack and irregular heartbeats. Other names for chest pain resulting from vascular spasm are Prinzmetal's angina and variant angina.
Signs and tests
These vary depending on the affected organ.
Generic Name: HEPARIN LOCK FLUSH-INJECTION Pronounced: (HEP-uh-rin) BD PosiFlush Heparin Lock IV Precautions
Before using heparin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are allergic to it; or to pork products; or if you have any other
allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause
allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
This medication should not be used if you have a certain
medical condition. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
severe high blood pressure (hypertension)
infection of the heart
bleeding/clotting disorders (e.g., hemophilia, antithrombin
III deficiency, thrombocytopenia)
stomach/intestinal ulcers or tube drainage
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