Restless Legs Syndrome- Pharmacist

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Crawling, tingling, creeping, pulling, restless. These are common descriptions of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), which affects about 10% of the population. The uncomfortable sensations are accompanied by an almost irresistible urge to move the limbs, generally the legs. Traditionally underdiagnosed and undertreated, RLS may strike at any age, though it most commonly presents at around 50 to 60 years old and is twice as common in women as men. Beyond the discomfort, RLS can result in loss of sleep, depression, impaired quality of life, and substantial economic burden. While the exact cause of RLS is still somewhat of a mystery, it appears that both dopamine and iron are involved and several treatment options are available. Community healthcare providers play an essential role in recognizing the signs of RLS, as well as underlying conditions and coexisting disorders that may contribute to its occurrence. This issue reviews the FDA approved treatments for RLS, medications used off-label for the condition, and non-drug strategies that can help reduce symptoms. Ways to reduce the adverse effects and complications of therapy are also summarized.

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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharm/Nurse Drug Therapy

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 0428-0000-11-101-H01-P
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.