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What medications can help with treating rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD)?

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Clonazepam (Klonopin) is a highly effective treatment for REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). It relieves symptoms in nearly 90% of patients with little evidence of tolerance or abuse. Take the treatment for as long as your doctor says. Other drugs, such as tricyclic antidepressants, may help some people with RBD. But discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

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Mayo Clinic: "REM sleep behavior disorder."

Drugs.com: "REM sleep behavior disorder."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on October 24, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "REM sleep behavior disorder."

Drugs.com: "REM sleep behavior disorder."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on October 24, 2019

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