Leg Cramps

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What can I do about leg cramps?

Leg Cramps

If leg cramps are a problem for you, try drinking 8 oz of tonic water daily. The quinine in it can help reduce the frequency of leg cramps.



7/28/2006 12:55:32 AM
sunrisegreyeagle said:

hope this works, the quinine tablets I took would NOT let me sleep for 24 hours. yawn. i'll try the tonic water (called 'bitters' in the south) and see what happens.

6/26/2007 3:43:46 AM
Annette said:

Eat Bananas or gatorade if you get leg cramps my
Dr. told me that it is because you lack potassium. Good for any kind of muscle cramps
also, try a little regular mustard.

9/16/2009 3:44:15 AM
Richard said:

My friend with MS gets leg cramps a lot. She swears by mustard. Just a mustard pack from the restaurant will do it.

9/21/2009 4:27:44 PM
dave said:

pottasium via orange jucie always works for me -- cramp in middle of night ,, hop downstairs chug OJ -- instantly subsides

1/16/2010 6:07:18 PM
Conroe said:

Drink more water and stretch!

1/25/2012 2:33:45 PM
Rick said:

In the 1990s, as part of FDA’s review of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, the Agency
evaluated OTC quinine products sold without applications for leg cramps, reviewing
extensive information from studies and adverse drug events reported to the agency
regarding the safety and efficacy of quinine drugs. Citing numerous safety concerns
associated with use of quinine and concluding that the data were not adequate to establish
that quinine is effective for prevention and/or treatment of nocturnal leg muscle cramps,
the Agency concluded that these products could not continue to be sold OTC for leg
cramps without approved applications


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