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How can benzodiazepines help with treating periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)?

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Benzodiazepines are drugs that suppress muscle contractions. They are also sedatives and help you sleep through the movements. Clonazepam (Klonopin), in particular, has been shown to reduce the total number of periodic limb movements per hour. It is probably the most widely used drug to treat periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD).

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 20, 2017
Reviewed by William Blahd on October 20, 2017

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