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Restless legs syndrome induced by quetiapine: report of seven cases and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23331473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report on seven cases of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in patients treated with quetiapine. Small doses (50-250 mg at bedtime) provoked RLS in a dose-dependent way. Most patients suffered from an affective disorder and all were treated concomitantly with antidepressants. A search of the literature revealed a further nine cases of RLS concerning quetiapine, also afflicting only patients with affective disorders. Quetiapine seems to carry a special risk for RLS in this sort of patient. Possible causes for this concurrence are discussed.
Authors:
Hans Rittmannsberger; Regina Werl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology / official scientific journal of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-5111     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Neuropsychopharmacol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815893     Medline TA:  Int J Neuropsychopharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry 1, OÖ LNK Wagner-Jauregg, Linz, Austria.
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