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non-pharms

stretching, hot bath/shower or ice massage

2

What is the only agent mentioned in the chapter (off-label use tho)?

quinine sulfate used off-label to manage nocturnal leg cramps

3

s/e of quinine sulfate

-thrombocytopenia
-SJS
-vasculitis
-cardiac arrhythmias
-ab pain
-gait or visual disturbances
-headache
-nausea
-tinnitus

4

Tx with quinine sulfate should be interrupted how often to assess further need

every 3 months

5

patients on quinine sulfate need to monitor for signs of _____

bleeding

6

What is a safe option for leg cramps in pregnancy?

Mg (2-4 week duration)

7

Is quinine safe in pregnancy?

no

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