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Can naproxen cause leg cramps?

Can naproxen cause leg cramps?

Medication-related leg cramps are most commonly associated with intravenous iron sucrose, conjugated estrogens, raloxifene (Evista), naproxen (Naprosyn), and teriparatide (Forteo), although the overall incidence is very low (Table 1).

Why do I get leg cramps when taking water pills?

How they can cause leg cramps: Diuretics increase the body’s excretion of some electrolytes — including sodium, chloride and potassium — through the urine. Low levels of these can cause extreme fatigue and muscle weakness, as well as achy joints, bones and muscles.

Does Tylenol stop leg cramps?

Medication. Over-the-counter painkillers won’t make the cramping immediately go away, but ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and/or acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help ease the pain associated with the cramps.

When should I take quinine for leg cramps?

Quinine should only be considered when cramps cause regular disruption of sleep….Quinine should only be considered:

  • when cramps are very painful or frequent.
  • when other treatable causes of cramp have been ruled out.
  • when non-pharmacological measures have not worked (eg, passive stretching exercises)

When to take quinine tablets for leg cramps?

The usual dose of quinine for leg cramps is one tablet at bedtime. The strength of the tablet will be either 200 mg or 300 mg. Quinine is present in drinks such as tonic water and bitter lemon – try to avoid these while you are on quinine. Contact a doctor immediately if anyone swallows quinine by accident,…

Which is better for muscle cramps quinine or theophylline?

Quinine for muscle cramps. There is evidence from one trial that theophylline combined with quinine improves cramps more than quinine alone. In a single trial there was no significant difference when comparing quinine to xylocaine injections.

What kind of drug can you take for leg cramps?

Qualaquin, the only FDA-approved quinine drug, can be used to treat certain types of malaria; the new order doesn’t change that. But quinine is also often prescribed to treat leg cramps.

Are there any side effects to taking quinine at night?

Not surprisingly, the FDA recently reported again that the risk of severe side effects from quinine outweighed any potential benefit for the following conditions: Nocturnal leg cramps.

The usual dose of quinine for leg cramps is one tablet at bedtime. The strength of the tablet will be either 200 mg or 300 mg. Quinine is present in drinks such as tonic water and bitter lemon – try to avoid these while you are on quinine. Contact a doctor immediately if anyone swallows quinine by accident,…

Qualaquin, the only FDA-approved quinine drug, can be used to treat certain types of malaria; the new order doesn’t change that. But quinine is also often prescribed to treat leg cramps.

Not surprisingly, the FDA recently reported again that the risk of severe side effects from quinine outweighed any potential benefit for the following conditions: Nocturnal leg cramps.

When do you get cramps in your legs?

By Mayo Clinic Staff. Night leg cramps, also called nocturnal leg cramps, are painful, involuntary contractions or spasms of muscles in your legs, usually occurring when you’re in bed.