Methadone as a treatment option for restless leg syndrome in opioid use disorder patient

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Methadone as a treatment option for opioid addiction has an additional beneficial effect that includes a definite role in management of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). There are fewer reports of RLS while on Methadone Maintenance Treatment in Opioid Use Disorder patients, as Methadone could well prevent emergence of RLS symptoms among this population. The untreated RLS can affect the functionality of patients, including the prevalence of depression and anxiety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-48
Number of pages2
JournalHeroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems
Volume22
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2020

Keywords

  • MMT (Methadone Maintenance Treatment)
  • OUD (Opioid Use Disorder)
  • RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Methadone as a treatment option for restless leg syndrome in opioid use disorder patient'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this